Environmental risk assessments ‘must consider behavioural impacts of chemicals on human and animals’

The impacts of chemical pollution on the behaviour of wildlife and humans which can influence "reproductive success, feeding, growth, and survival" needs to be better considered in environmental risk assessment methods, a newly-published research paper has recommended.

by Michael Donnelly
Certain pharmaceutical drugs have been shown to alter the behaviours of fish and invertebrates. Photograph: Cris Cantón/Getty Images
Certain pharmaceutical drugs have been shown to alter the behaviours of fish and invertebrates. Photograph: Cris Cantón/Getty Images

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