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What's Making These Dogs In Mumbai Turn Blue?

Five dogs with this unusual hue were found in an industrial area of Mumbai. The hunt for its cause revealed a much bigger problem.
One of the stray dogs that turned blue hangs out on a street in the Taloja industrial zone in Mumbai. Source: AFP/Getty Images

Five dogs turned blue in Mumbai.

That was a story that journalist Deepak Gharat broke this past week. He was following up on a story in the industrial zone of Taloja, home to about 1,000 pharmaceutical and chemical factories. Every week, there's something going wrong over there, he says. Industrial waste catches fire. Dead fish float up to the surface of the local river en masse.

Last week, he noticed a canine of unusual hue snoozing

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