Dementia May Be Part Of What's Killing Off The Bees
Scientists have another theory about what could be killing off the bees: dementia caused by aluminum poisoning.By Ben Lawson | June 7, 2015
This time it's dementia caused by aluminum found in nectar. Aluminum is considered a neurotoxin and some have linked it to Alzheimer's disease in humans, although that hasn't been definitively proven. (Video via epSos.de / CC By 3.0)
The study, published in the journal PLOS One, said in human brains, aluminum content above 3 parts per million could lead to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found aluminum levels in bee pupae that ranged between 13 and 193 parts per million.