Drugs flushed down the stream creating problem for fisheries

Delaware, Ohio — New research shows that drugs and fish are a bad combination.

According to new studies being conducted around the Great Lakes, America’s opioid crisis is creating a toxic brew for fish and other wildlife.

Apparently, the amount of antidepressants, opioids, and other drugs being flushed out of our systems and down our toilets are washing up in lakes and rivers, creating a problem for fragile ecosystems.

Some of the research being performed primarily in New York is showing that the Great Lakes are particularly susceptible.

I wrote a full Ohio Insider column on this topic for our first January issue of Ohio Outdoor News, which will be published the first week of the year. It’s fascinating information and the details are truly eye-opening. Subscribe at www.outdoornews.com/ohio.

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