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Does waterborne citalopram affect the aggressive and sexual behaviour of rainbow trout and guppy?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, ISSN 0304-3894, E-ISSN 1873-3336, Vol. 187, no 1-3, 596-599 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Citalopram is one of several selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) commonly found in treated sewage effluents. Accordingly, there are concerns about possible adverse effects of SSRIs on aquatic organisms, particularly behavioural effects similar to those associated with SSRI use in humans. Rainbow trout fry and adult male guppies were therefore exposed to waterborne citalopram, ranging from environmentally relevant to high concentrations (1, 10, 100μg/L) for 3-7 days. Under these experimental conditions citalopram does not appear to cause significant effects on aggression in rainbow trout fry or on sexual behaviour in male guppies. This may be explained by a relatively low uptake of citalopram from water to fish.

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Elsevier B V , 2011. Vol. 187, no 1-3, 596-599 p.
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Citalopram, SSRI, Guppy, Rainbow trout, Behaviour
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Environmental Biotechnology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40401DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.01.055PubMedID: 21300431OAI: diva2:401056
Available from: 2011-03-01 Created: 2011-02-22 Last updated: 2011-09-22Bibliographically approved

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