Heavy metals are found naturally in the Earth’s crust. However, human activity stirs up an important amount of these metals into the environment. Most organisms are now exposed to much higher concentrations than those encountered in their evolutionary history. But how does it affect the monarch? Does it risk being exposed to these heavy metals, and above all, is it sensitive to those pollutants?
by Alessandro Dieni, Mission Monarch coordinator
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