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How disinfecting an old mineshaft saved a colony of little brown bats

Preluare de la TheGuardian.com

  1 iunie 2023

Using chemicals in the environment can save wildlife from deadly pathogens, but process is not without risks, say experts Joseph Hoyt and his team first showed up to the abandoned mineshaft in Wisconsin during the late summer of 2017, personal protective equipment in hand. Long before Covid-19, the supplies were to protect them from the chlorine dioxide gas they had brought along. Their aim was to use the disinfectant gas to kill the Pseudogymnoascus destructans fungus lining the walls of the m...

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