Fluoride and Zebrafish – (danio rerio)
The zebra fish is a freshwater fish belonging to the minnow
family of the order Cypriniformes. – Native to South Asia.
Zebra fish – Danio rerio
are gaining popularity in basic behavioral brain research, behaviour genetics, and in translational studies because they offer a cheap and efficient alternative to rodents and guinea pigs.
Zebra Fish as a Model for Assessing Environmental Toxicology:
Expression of Antioxidant Biomarker Genes
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The researchers placed zebrafish embryos in dishes
containing fluoxetine, which is sold under the
brand name Prozac, for six days…
Biologists at the University of Ottawa have discovered exposing
fish embryos to Prozac affected the aquatic creatures’ ability
to manage stress for generations, prompting a call for
further research into the lasting effects of
anti-depressants on humans.
CBC News ·
Original text ⇒ HERE
“…… Excessive fluoride in natural water ecosystem has the potential to detrimentally affect thyroid endocrine system, but little is known of such effects or underlying mechanisms in fish …….”
Millions of salmon have instinctively know this for
thousands of years, that is why they go to so
much trouble to swim up rivers to lay
their eggs – in fluoride free water.
(Sea water contains fluoride.)
University of Oregon Professor Paul Engelking ⇓
More ⇒ HERE
See also ⇒ HERE
A GREAT VIDEO ⇒ HERE ⇐ A slow start, but stay with it!