SSRIs in WWTP effluents and their disposition and effects in salmonids and marine flatfish

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research

Published: 2019

Pages: 2

Author(s): Irvin Schultz, Louisa Harding, Chris Monson, James West, Sandra O’Neill, Graham young, Penny Swanson

  • Sertraline (Zoloft) is potentially the most harmful SSRI-type pharmaceutical to aquatic wildlife.
  • Sertraline is extensively metabolized in fishes to norsertraline. Monitoring programs should include nor-sertraline.

Suggested citation

Schultz, I., Harding, L., Monson, C., West, J.E., O'Neill, S.M., Young, G., and Swanson, P. (2019) SSRIs in WWTP effluents and their disposition and effects in salmonids and marine flatfish. p. 52 in 2018 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Synthesis: A Selection of Research. Edited by C.A. James, R. Jordan, M. Langness, J. Lanksbury, D. Lester, S. O’Neill, K. Song, and C. Sullivan. Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Tacoma, WA. 88 pp: https://www.eopugetsound.org/articles/2018-salish-sea-toxics-monitoring-synthesis