Queensland rays could pose toxic Asian medicine risk

2 Aug 2016

Consumers of Asian alternative medicine derived from Australian marine life may be inadvertently consuming toxins, according to research by The University of Queensland.

Dr Kathy Townsend of the School of Biomedical Sciences and UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station said the studies identified the presence of toxic substances in devil and manta rays and traced the trade of the animals across Asia.

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