An evaluation of childhood deaths in Turkey due to yellow phosphorus in firecrackers - Yılmaz R, Yilmaz E, Ozdemir V, Can M, Pakis I, Piskin IE, Dokgoz H, Özer E, Numanoglu KV.
Yellow phosphorus (YP) is a powerful protoplasmic poison used in the manufacturing of matches, pest poisons, firecrackers, firework cracker, lights for watches, military ammunition, and agriculture fertilizer. YP is extremely flammable and toxic and easily... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tracing the course of phosphorus pollution in Lake Pepin
In recent years, many lakes in the upper Midwest have been experiencing unprecedented algae blooms. These blooms threaten fish and affect recreational activities. A key culprit implicated in overgrowth of algae in lakes is phosphorus (P). Lake Pepin, located on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, has seen increasing phosphorus concentrations over time. Researchers are now trying to identify upstream factors that could explain this increase. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tracing the course of phosphorus pollution in Lake Pepin
(American Society of Agronomy) In recent years, many lakes in the upper Midwest have been experiencing unprecedented algae blooms. These blooms threaten fish and affect recreational activities. A key culprit implicated in overgrowth of algae in lakes is phosphorus. Lake Pepin, located on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, has seen increasing phosphorus concentrations over time. Researchers are now trying to identify upstream factors that could explain this increase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 11, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Keryx drug improves phosphorus, iron in kidney patients: trial
(Reuters) - A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis, according to results published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

White phosphorus burns and arsenic inhalation: A toxic combination - Berndtson AE, Fagin A, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.
White phosphorus is a common industrial and military compound, which can cause severe thermal and chemical burns beyond what would be predicted from body surface area alone. The authors present a rare case of a 45-year-old male patient who suffered white p... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Vulnerability to future phosphorus shortage: Key ingredient to modern farming
The world was given a shock when global phosphorus prices were raised by 800% in 2008. At a stroke, it became clear how dependent we are on phosphorus for our food supply. Phosphorus is an ingredient in artificial fertilizers and is indispensable in modern farming. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution
Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers always needed more of it. But excess phosphorus, either from manure or manufactured fertilizer, can runoff into streams and lakes and become an ecological disaster.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical and pathological findings on intoxication by yellow phosphorus after ingesting firework cracker: A rare case of autopsy - Samdanci ET, Cakir E, Sahın N, Elmali C, Sayin S.
Yellow phosphorus is a toxic substance used in the production of firework cracker, fireworks, ammunition and agricultural dung. When ingested, it shows its effects mainly in the liver, the kidneys, and the brain. A four-year-old girl had died as a result o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bulging bellies and phosphorus linked to kidney disease
Losing belly fat and cutting down on processed, phosphorus-laden foods may help reduce the risk of kidney disease, claim researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Previous studies have shown that it is not just how much fat you have, but where it is on your body that increases the risk of certain diseases. And the distribution of excess fat around the belly has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and now, kidney disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Phosphorus Glow - Chemiluminescent not Phosphorescent
Here's a little factoid for you. The greenish glow from white phosphorus isn't phosphorescence (though the name would lead you to believe otherwise). Phosphorescence refers to one type of photoluminescence ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - August 13, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Hubbard Feeds Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall in Indiana and Michigan Due to Potentially Elevated Calcium and Phosphorus in Medicated Poultry Feed
MANKATO, MINNESOTA – Hubbard Feeds Inc. announced today a voluntary recall of one lot of Hubbard Life Homestead FASTGROW AM.0.0125 NAB/NAB MEDICATED because of the elevated calcium and phosphorus levels which may be harmful to chickens and turkeys. Chickens and turkeys exposed to this product may exhibit decreased feed intake, decreased growth rate or death. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 5, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Calculating phosphorus and calcium concentrations in meat and bone meal for pig diets
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Following the drought of 2012, the prices of corn and soybean meal for livestock diets have increased significantly. In an effort to reduce their costs, pork producers are looking for alternative sources of calcium and phosphorus. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed equations for calculating the concentrations of these minerals in byproducts from the rendering industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Should You Be Worried About Your Meat's Phosphorus Footprint?
An environmental researcher argues the heavy phosphorus footprint of meat is good reason to eat less meat, given that phosphorus is a finite resource and critical for food security. But not everyone thinks we should be worried.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Meat Consumption, Calorie Intake Complicate Efforts To Conserve Essential Phosphorus Resource
Dietary changes since the early 1960s have fueled a sharp increase in the amount of mined phosphorus used to produce the food consumed by the average person over the course of a year, according to a new study led by researchers at McGill University. Between 1961 and 2007, rising meat consumption and total calorie intake underpinned a 38% increase in the world's per capita "phosphorus footprint," the researchers conclude in a paper published online in Environmental Research Letters... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Dietary shifts driving up phosphorus use
Dietary changes since the early 1960s have fueled a sharp increase in the amount of mined phosphorus used to produce the food consumed by the average person over the course of a year, according to a new study. Between 1961 and 2007, rising meat consumption and total calorie intake underpinned a 38 percent increase in the world's per capita "phosphorus footprint." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news