Health Alert: Wild Caught Salmon Found To Contain Cocaine, Antidepressants, And Pain Relievers

By: Healthy Holistic Living


Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids, but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy.

According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and even cocaine. The Seattle Times reports that the levels are believed to be so high because either people in the area use more of the drugs detected, or because waste water plants are unable to fully remove the chemicals during treatment. Another theory is that leaky septic tanks are contributing to the problem, as high fecal coliform counts were detected.

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Said Jim Meador, an environmental toxicologist at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle:
“The concentrations in effluent were higher than we expected. We analyzed samples for 150 compounds and we had 61 percent of them detected in effluent. So we know these are going into the estuaries.”

Samples were gathered over two days for the study, and both migratory juvenile chinook salmon and resident staghorn sculpin were tested. Chemicals were found not only in the tissue of the fish but in the water. And, the researchers suggest, it is likely the study under reports the amount of drugs in the water close to outfall pipes, or in deeper water.

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Some of the drugs and contaminates found include Flonase, Aleve, Tylenol, Paxil, Valium, Zoloft, Tagamet, OxyContin, Darvon, Nicotine, caffeine, Fungicides, antiseptics, anticoagulants, as well as plenty of antibiotics.

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  1. DER! We put chemicals in water and then believe a treatment plant removes them. They don’ only adds more. DER!

  2. Cory Wiebe this is why you’ve been working on the chuck for 11 yrs….all clear now

  3. Human race, look what is happening to our clean water, our food sources etc. please think before you dispose and do it in a manner that won’t harm our environment.

  4. Does this really surprise anybody? The more garbage we pump into the Earth, the more garbage we get to eat

  5. Anna Lloyd Anna Lloyd says:

    Clean water huh ? Keep chuckin that stuff down the drains.
    Must of been that tsunami junk

  6. —– we are polluting our world —–

  7. Kris Cates Kris Cates says:

    What goes into the ocean, goes into our food.

  8. This is progress. It’s no wonder people are depressed. Their food and water are poison. Quit buying pharmaceuticals and go back to nature people. It’s going to get worse with the aging boomers. Oldies take more drugs than anyone in the population and we are in this time where all the boomers are now in their “golden” years…a shit ton of them. Also elderly don’t digest as well and it goes into the water system via flushing toilet and the water is “cleaned and recycled”. So we are eating and drinking basically “toxic shit”. Yup–what a world to leave the next generation.

  9. So what else is new. Our corporate fascist state obviously thinks you can eat money…which is why they want so much of it! We are using our planet as a sewer…for profit. Money is our religion and screw anything or anyone else. FEEL THE BERN!

  10. Carol Cook Carol Cook says:

    Wow, soon we won’t be eating anything, so sad

  11. Mat Spence Mat Spence says:

    Sure sure I might have believed farmed salmon full of Monsanto propaganda but wild fish come on check your facts people

  12. Marta Carmela Sutilo Magbojos

  13. Toni Rad Toni Rad says:

    something smells fishy to me…

  14. Paul Doherty
    Jesse Taber
    Meriah Kai Campbell

  15. It’s time for rehab buddy

  16. Still better than GMO Frankenfish

  17. Matthew Wong Xenia Fung

  18. great where can i get one

  19. Kathy Popp Kathy Popp says:

    what do you expect when we use the ocean as a sewer?

  20. So sad, we are poisoning our environment.

  21. Jon Dean Jon Dean says:

    Great. May I order a box of that so my crazy boss can get her hormones under control? The loon could use some antidepressants.

  22. whe do you think everything we flush ends up 🙁

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