GMO Yeast Absorbs Heavy Metal Pollution

GMO Yeast Absorbs Heavy Metal Pollution

Alex B. Berezow, ACSH
Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites need to be cleaned up. This isn’t easy. Chemical extraction methods can introduce different types of pollutants into the environment.Bioremediation — using biological organisms to clean polluted areas — is a hot area of research. Some plants can naturally sop up heavy metals without any ill effects, but plants don’t always grow large enough to soak up all the pollution. Besides, plants can’t be used…


via RealClearScience

July 17, 2017 at 10:03PM


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