Nearly All of Earth ’ s Ecological Vital Signs Are In The ‘ Danger Zone ’ Scientists Warn
Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it, according to a new study. The study looks not just at guardrails for the planetary ecosystem but for the first time it includes measures of “justice,” which is mostly about preventing harm for countries, ethnicities and genders. The study by the international scientist group Earth Commission published in Wednesday’s journal Nature looks at climate, air pollution, phospho...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein/AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change embargoed study Environmental Health healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Role of therapeutic plasma exchange in rat killer (yellow phosphorous) poisoning - Radhakrishnan K, Thokala RP, Anandan A, Rengan CS.
CONTEXT: Yellow phosphorus (YP) 3% is one of the rodenticides available, which is a potent hepatotoxin and it is fatal. Management of YP poisoning is difficult since there is no antidote available; only definitive management is liver transplantation. Thera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Quantitative Labeling of Sodium, Potassium, and Phosphorus for Human Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drug Products
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 10, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Bakhmut on fire as Ukraine accuses Russia of using " phosphorus bombs "
Russian forces used phosphorus weapons overnight to attack the besieged city of Bakhmut, Ukraine has said. Dramatic video shared on social media by the Ukrainian defense ministry on Friday night purports to show the aftermath of the weapons' use in the besieged town in the Donetsk region.…#russian #bakhmut #ukraine #euromaidanpress #sso #ukrainskapravda #varenichokeristavi #mariupol #petroandriushchenko #telegram (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dredged lake sediment could nourish new crops
Every year, farmers fertilize their crops with nitrogen and phosphorus to ensure a good harvest. And every year some of that fertilizer inevitably makes its way into ponds and lakes, where it can trigger ecosystem-wrecking algal blooms. According to a new study published last month in Science of the Total Environment , though, there may be a relatively simple way to close the loop on this leaky system: using the nutrient-rich lake sediments as fertilizer . “We’d be wise as a society to recycle these nutrients,” says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign soil scientist Andrew Margenot, who ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 2, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to Harness Mega Seaweed Blobs For a More Sustainable Future
On Oct. 7, 1492, Christopher Columbus, aboard his ship the Santa María, had been at a complete standstill for 21 days, trapped in a very strange sea which he would later name the Sargasso Sea—sargazo in Spanish meaning “gulfweed.” Today, the Sargasso Sea—an elliptical expanse in the southwestern Atlantic at the center of which lies Bermuda—is six times the size of France, and is the only sea in the world with no shoreline. There was great anxiety among Columbus’s sailors as their already heavily rationed food supplies dwindled the longer they remained stuck. Not the slightest wind...
Source: TIME: Science - March 30, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Vincent Doumeizel Tags: Uncategorized Books climate change Excerpt healthscienceclimate Oceans Sustainability Source Type: news

Scientists warn of ‘phosphogeddon’ as critical fertiliser shortages loom
Our planet faces “phosphogeddon”, scientists have warned. They fear our misuse of phosphorus could lead to deadly shortages of fertilisers that would disrupt global food production. At the same time, phosphate fertiliser washed from fields – together with sewage inputs into rivers, lakes and seas…#phosphogeddon #profphilhaygarth #lancasteruniversity #phosphorus #hennigbrandt #profpennyjohnes #bristoluniversity #morocco #sahara #algeria (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists warn of ‘phosphogeddon’ as critical fertiliser shortages loom
Excessive use of phosphorus is depleting reserves vital to global food production, while also adding to the climate crisisOur planet faces “phosphogeddon”, scientists have warned. They fear our misuse of phosphorus could lead todeadly shortages of fertilisers that would disrupt global food production.At the same time, phosphate fertiliser washed from fields – together with sewage inputs into rivers, lakes and seas – is giving rise to widespreadalgal blooms and creating aquaticdead zones that threaten fish stocks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie, Science editor Tags: Pollution Food security Global development Environment Farming Climate crisis Source Type: news

The Water Crisis No One In America Is Fixing
On Feb. 3, 2022, a train loaded with toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, igniting a fire and forcing the controlled release and burn of vinyl chloride, a known cancer-causing compound, to avert a disastrous explosion. The environmental catastrophe killed thousands of fish in nearby streams and has triggered growing concerns over the impact on residents’ health and on the village’s surface, ground, and well water. East Palestine joins a long list of other places in the United States facing major threats to clean water. In October 2022, a campaign called “Imagine a Day Without Water” ask...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryn Nelson Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance Health Care Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Major Muscle Loss Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Major Muscle Loss
Vitamin D plays a major role in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption. A deficiency increases the risk of muscle loss by 78%.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Good news about cheese — it’s much healthier than you thought
“Cheese is packed with nutrients like protein, calcium and phosphorus, and can serve a healthy purpose in the diet,” one nutrition expert says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Clarke Source Type: news

After Rejection, Tenapanor for Kidney Disease Faces FDA's Outside Experts
(MedPage Today) -- Does tenapanor hydrochloride (Ibsrela) produce a clinically meaningful effect on serum phosphorus for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis? That question will be front and center for independent advisors to... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Improving the reaction-to-fire properties of thermoplastic polyurethane by new phosphazene-triazinyl-based covalent organic framework - Afshari M, Dinari M.
In this study, an approach to simultaneously improve fire resistance and mechanical performance of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) was introduced through the penetration of a conjugated network containing nitrogen and phosphorus elements. For this purpose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Soil ’s Power as a Climate Solution Has Often Been Overlooked. Until Now
This article is part of a series on key topics in the climate crisis for time.com and CO2.com, a division of TIME that helps companies reduce their impact on the planet. For more information, go to co2.com (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - October 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Fergesen Tags: Uncategorized climate change Explainer Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

A bio-based macromolecular phosphorus-containing active cotton flame retardant synthesized from starch - Lu Y, Zhao P, Chen Y, Huang T, Liu Y, Ding D, Zhang G.
A novel phosphorus-containing flame retardant, ammonium starch phosphate (ASTP) based on biomass starch, was synthesized for cotton fabrics, and its structure was characterized by 1D and 2D NMR. The limiting oxygen index (LOI) of the cotton fabric treated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news