Study: Kitchen Herb Helps Purify Polluted Water

Scientists say cilantro, a favorite ingredient in Mexican and Southeast Asian cooking, shows promise as a so-called biosorbent to mop up heavy metals that have leached into ground water from factories in many developing countries. 

Also known as Thai parsley and coriander, cilantro is cheap and abundant in some of the world’s most polluted countries where municipal waste dumps and factories deposit dangerous amounts of lead, copper, arsenic, cadmium and mercury.

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