How Bees Can Tell Us How Dirty Our Air Is

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Published on March 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:42s

How Bees Can Tell Us How Dirty Our Air Is

A new study shows bees could help scientists understand urban pollution.

Canadian researchers were able to measure the level of source of pollution in urban environments by analyzing honey.

According to Digital Trends, the team analyzed honey collected from urban hives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

They found the tiny amounts of lead isotopes in the honey could be used as a β€œfingerprint” to identify from where the lead originated.

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How Bees Can Tell Us How Dirty Our Air Is

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