Pre-exposure to heavy metal pollution and the odor of predation decrease the ability of snails to avoid stressors.

@article{Lefcort2013PreexposureTH,
  title={Pre-exposure to heavy metal pollution and the odor of predation decrease the ability of snails to avoid stressors.},
  author={Hugh Lefcort and Elizabeth A Wehner and Paul L Cocco},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={273-80}
}
Many organisms appear to exhibit adaptive cost-benefit behaviors that balance foraging, safety, and pollution avoidance. However, what if the cognitive facilities needed to make decisions are compromised by industrial pollutants? Are the resulting decisions altered? Similarly, does exposure to kairomones from predators alter an organism's ability to avoid… CONTINUE READING