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A recent article from ScienceDaily.com explains how a common fungicide can wreak havoc on freshwater ecosystems. One of the world’s most common fungicides is Chlorothalonil, which is used on food crops and golf courses. However, a study at the University of South Florida has now concluded that chlorothalonil is lethal to a large variety of freshwater organisms. Biologists Taegan McMahon and Jason Rohr reported that chlorothalonil killed different types of amphibians, snails, zooplankton, algae, and multiple aquatic plants. Although some species were able to recover from the chemicals, the ecosystem was still significantly changed. Chlorothalonil is a member of the organochlorine chemical family and reduces the decomposition of waste, which is an important service that the freshwater ecosystem provides to mankind. What fungicide technologies in The Global Innovation Commons could help countries all over the world?
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