Tobacco crops damage insect and river health

Tobacco damages more than just human health – it has now been linked to deformed insects and pesticide pollution, according to a study from the University of Melbourne.

Researchers found pollutants prevalent in the tobacco crop-surrounded Ovens River in Victoria and deformities in insects.

Once the tobacco crops were removed, the deformities and pollutant levels decreased.

Read more at University of Melbourne

Expert Database

Want to write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 54,600 academics and researchers from 2,118 institutions.

Register now