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Tails full of metal: Tadpoles picking up toxics from Queensland coal mines

from Environmental Health News

Tadpoles exposed to coal mine wastewater in Queensland, Australia, had delayed development, hyperactivity and ended up full of toxic metals in their tails and livers, according to a new study. The study, published in the Aquatic Toxicology journal last month, is concerning as Queensland is a major coal mining region. It comes amid increasing concern about amphibian population declines throughout the world and adds to evidence that pollution may play a key role. more

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