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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

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