Frogicide Found

by Shana on Apr. 08th, 2011

Researchers at the University of South Florida recently found that the fungicide chlorothalonil, in the same family as DDT, killed almost 90% of the frogs exposed to it. They tested several species of frogs, and all had the same reaction. They are now testing the chemical's mortality rate for other organisms, including bees.

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Anonymous says:

title is misleading. the frogs arent commiting suicide, they are being murdered.

posted on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 8:58pm
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Shana says:

-icide doesn't only refer to self-murder. (homicide is a synonym for murder)

posted on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 10:01am

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