Browsing the "aquatic life" Tag

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The Birth Control Pill Threatens Fish Reproduction

An estimated 80 million women worldwide  take oral contraceptives (aka “the Pill“) to “inhibit ovulation and thus prevent pregnancy”.  First available to the public in the 1960s, the Pill has been pronounced as “the most significant medical advance of the 20th century”.  Although the Pill revolutionized women’s health, traces of the contraceptive are ending up […]

April 12th

Silver Nanoparticles Can Mutate and Kill Fish Embryos

Nanoparticles of silver are in more than 200 different products on the market as anti-microbial agents, but scientists are now questioning whether the practice is safe for our environmental and personal health. Nanoparticles, silver in particular, get washed down the drain and into our waterways, exposing fish and other aquatic life and raising big concerns […]

November 25th

Water Supplies Tainted by Artificial Sweeteners

Municipal water supplies contain “significant amounts” of artificial sweeteners, according to a new study from the Water Technology Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Featured in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, the study found water treatment does not remove the artificial sweeteners.  Natural News writes: Researchers from the Water Technology Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany […]

August 5th

Biologists Warn 3 Pesticides Harm Salmon

Three common agricultural pesticides carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl are jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.  Federal biologists warn these pesticides can affect andronomous fishes’ abilities to smell, swim, grow, and avoid predators, and ultimately will kill them in certain concentrations.  The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions and bans […]

May 15th