Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Environment on Drugs?
One fish or two fish? A boy fish or a girl fish?
Studies by Dr. Mark Servos (Department of Biology), his students and colleagues, have demonstrated the widespread occurrence of a
diversity of emerging chemicals of concern, such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors, in watersheds across Canada and globally.
These trace contaminants, commonly detected in wastewater effluents, are altering how genes are expressed in fish, affecting their
reproduction and changing ecosystems.
Water Institute, University of Waterloo