— Environmental Health News
Articles in the Chicago Tribune and the Tahoe Daily Tribune report on use of rotenone to kill invasive fish species, and both leave out human health and ecosystem concerns associated with the poison.
Rotenone is a powerful neurotoxin that kills fish and other aquatic organisms by shutting down energy production in cells. Lab studies show that at low doses over time, rotenone selectively kills dopamine-producing nerve cells grown in petri dishes. Loss of these cells leads to Parkinson’s disease, and researchers routinely use rotenone to induce Parkinson’s disease in research animals.,,, http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/blog/health-ecosystem-effects-of-rotenone-ignored
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