Common heavy metal pollutant can scramble bee brains says Australian & US research | the hound

Australian and US research has demonstrated that the brains of honeybees are adversely affected by exposure to manganese, a toxic heavy metal pollutant.

The most common sources of manganese as an environmental pollutant are emissions from iron and steel production, coal-fired power stations and car exhausts.

But, it’s also used in agricultural fertilisers and commercial stockfeed.

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