This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about environmental health and ocean acidification. I have two interviews on the program today:
Dr. James Brophy, co-author of a groundbreaking new study demonstrating that women working in particular occupations have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, likely due to exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants Dr. Robert Rangeley of the World Wildlife Fund of Canada who will explain why the rapid acidification of the word’s oceans threatens many forms of marine life and may even endanger the oceanic food chain
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Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio, I am pleased to present a feature interview with Dr. James Brophy, who is the co-author of a groundbreaking new study demonstrating that women working in particular occupations have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Their research found that women employed in the automotive plastics industry, for instance, were almost five times as likely to develop breast cancer, prior to menopause, as women in the control group. The research results have created quite a stir in the cancer research community and our discussion tomorrow is not to be missed!
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Anthropogenic (man-made) carbon dioxide is responsible for adding to global warming and triggering a host of attendant environmental problems. CO2 has also contributed to a dramatic spike in the acid levels of the oceans – an effect that has been cast as the ‘evil twin’ of climate change – and for good reason.
Roughly a quarter of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere ends up in the oceans where it forms carbonic acid. When carbon dioxide dissolves it alters the water chemistry – lowering the pH and increasing acid levels.
Bärbel Hönisch – a paleooceanographer at Columbia U’s Lamont-Doherty Earth
. . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Ocean acidification: global warming’s ‘evil twin’
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