Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 255 Answers 237 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Rajnish Asked: May 10, 20212021-05-10T22:39:04+05:30 2021-05-10T22:39:04+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is meant by ‘Polybezoar’? What is meant by term ‘Polybezoar’? environment Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-05-10T22:45:58+05:30Added an answer on May 10, 2021 at 10:45 pm Polybezoar: The research defines ingested waste as a polybezoar, a collection of tightly packed indigestible materials that can include plastics, ropes, other litter and salt deposits trapped in the stomach or digestive tract forming a large stone-like mass. The ingestion of anthropogenic waste, primarily plastic bags and rope by dromedary camels in the United Arab Emirates, has led to a regional mortality rate of one percent, according to a recent paper titled, the plight of camels eating plastic waste‘ published in the Journal of Arid Environments. Polybeozars lead to gastrointestinal blockages, sepsis from increased gut bacteria, dehydration and malnutrition in the ruminants (Herbivorous mammals). Polybezoars can block intestines and leak toxins, or simply give camels a false sense of fullness, so they stop eating and slowly starve to death. The ingestion of anthropogenic waste, primarily plastic bags and rope by dromedary camels in the United Arab Emirates, has led to a regional mortality rate of one percent, according to a recent paper titled, The plight of camels eating plastic waste published in the Journal of Arid Environments. Due to high winds and the open desert environment, plastic waste escapes open waste bins and landfills and travels long distances. Improved waste management and alternative systems to package and deliver goods in the region could help in managing our terrestrial solid waste effectively. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Golden Jackal: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Saltwater Crocodile: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.