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Acidification From Human Activity Is Dissolving The Seafloor

High levels of human-made CO2 causes ocean acidification that is rapidly dissolving the seafloor, a new study warns. Normally the deep sea bottom is a chalky white. It’s composed, to a large extent, of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) formed from the skeletons and shells of many planktonic organisms and corals. The seafloor plays a crucial […]

Child Body Fat Linked To Mom’s PFOA Exposure

Researchers report that the children of mothers who experienced higher levels of exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid while pregnant had higher body fat and faster weight gain throughage 8. The participants live downstream from a chemical plant that used PFOA. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a suspected “obesogen,” because lab studies suggest exposure to its broader family […]