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Pollution turns male birds gay


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Water pollution is posing a threat to bird population by causing males to go gay, scientists say.Researchers believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect bird ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why presence of mercury in seawater is more dangerous


June 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): The presence of mercury in seawater can be a threat to the health of people consuming saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark. Duke university researcher have revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural organic matter plays key role in making mercury toxic to living creatures


August 19th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mercury makes its way into the ocean and contaminates seafood


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has documented for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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