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From Live Science: Seattle - Puget Sound Mussels Test Positive For Opioids


Science & Tech  (tags: Water Pollution, Contaminated mussels, Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, opioids, discovery, environment, habitat, health, humans, investigation, news, science, scientists, study, world )

Fiona
- 295 days ago - livescience.com
Mussels off the coast of Seattle have tested positive for opioids. These mussels, however, were never intended to end up on the dinner table. Instead, they were used specifically to measure levels of pollution in the waters of Puget Sound.



   

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Colleen L (3)
Tuesday May 29, 2018, 10:26 pm
Both strange and scary. Strange that it's coming from wastewater treatment plants. I never realized that so much could end up from them from people who take opiods. Scary to think that so many people are taking them. I thought doctors were suppose to be cutting back on issuing them? Thanks Fiona
 

Animae C (507)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 4:03 am
i heard about this, so sad!!!

They are on the illegal black market now Colleen!
 

Derek Richardson (192)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 6:27 am
Thank you, noted.
 

Julie W (33)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 5:07 pm
Plastic, opioids - what next in our food.? I know these were not intended for eating, but these pollutants are ending up elsewhere. Frightening!
 

. (0)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 5:44 pm
not good
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 7:48 pm
Thanks
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday May 30, 2018, 8:32 pm
What won't US Big Pharma screw with ....it is heart breaking.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 7:42 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday June 1, 2018, 12:45 am
So sad. What are we going to eat when the greedy of the world have done?
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday June 4, 2018, 10:52 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 17, 2018, 2:16 am
thank you
 
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