Toxin found in algal blooms in Australian waters linked to development of motor neuron disease

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New research is shining light on environmental factors that can lead to the development of MND.

Brendan Main is a PhD Candidate and researcher from the University of Technology Sydney.

With a research team, he’s detected a toxic chemical released by algal blooms in major Australian rivers that may contribute to the development of motor neuron disease.

This is the first time it’s been detected in Australia, but the compound is well known overseas having been found in waterways in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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