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California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Pollution | Scoop.it
California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products · · Environmental Leader http://t.co/bJutWzvWTK
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Pollution means to be harmed(people and ecosystems) in a dangerous way. That means a divergent of things can be pollution. This isn't air pollution or water pollution, but toxins that can harm us by just purchasing them in stores. Everyday people buy things without reading the label carefully. There are many harmful substances in things such as containers, gels, sanitary liquids, and sometimes medicine. This is very important because it impacts people in the U.S. Things we get at drug stores and markets aren't the saffest. I agree with the change that they are disputing about in California to make a change and replace everything harmful into something harmless.

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Dontae Morgan's comment, October 1, 2013 9:27 AM
I also agree with the change. I think it is important to know that you can buy something without haveing to be harmed in any sort of way.
Remington Schroder's comment, October 1, 2013 9:36 AM
I agree with both. People don't realize sometimes what they are eating and how healthy it is for you. Great topic.
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Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees

Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees | Pollution | Scoop.it
An algae bloom called red tide causes seizures in manatees and has killed 207 so far this year.
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Our chain keeps getting changed day by day. Manatees are now dying and starting to become a species that will soon be on the extiction list again. "Red Tide" or chemicals that made bits of water contaminated with red coloring, is poisoning some sea creatures. I don't agree with this event because if a species dies or is harmed, then it affects the ecosystem, which we are a part of. 

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Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 1, 2013 9:52 AM
I think it's very terrible that algea out of all things is killing manatees. I think clean up teams should be sent out to help them from dying. 207 manatees is a lot of dead manatees. This article gives a good insite on what is going on but not what should be done. The chemicals in the water need to be removed or else more will die.
Tanner Reinier's comment, October 2, 2013 11:36 AM
they have been on there before. Just go back to last time and get them off the list like they did last time.
Alaina Rahn's comment, October 4, 2013 10:00 AM
I think this is very sad. I think something should be done I just don't know what you can to do.
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Drugs, caffeine, chemicals found in Lake Michigan worry researchers

Drugs, caffeine, chemicals found in Lake Michigan worry researchers | Pollution | Scoop.it
The new findings are alarming researchers, even as they continue to learn more about what the presence of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products means.
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This is a very important topic because a large river is affected, that creates smaller rivers that travel farther than just the location it started in. Lake Michigan is very large, and people have found chemicals, caffeine, drugs, and things like toothpaste. The lake has over 2,000 trillion gallons of water. I don't agree with the large contaminations of the water because people use lakes every day and rely on them. It affects the fisherman because the fish get contaminants and become on healthy to ingest. Plants surrounding the lake will die and ruin chains for animals and later us. 

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Air Pollution Deaths: NASA Map Illustrates Where Fine Particle Matter Is The ... - Huffington Post UK

Air Pollution Deaths: NASA Map Illustrates Where Fine Particle Matter Is The ... - Huffington Post UK | Pollution | Scoop.it
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Malawi & Water

Malawi & Water | Pollution | Scoop.it
While access to safe, affordable drinking water is nearly universal in industrialized countries, many Malawians still rely on shallow hand-dug wells or surface water bodies that are contaminated wi...
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Malawi is struggling to get clean water whenever they please. The people need to dig for wells in search of clean water. The rivers are highly contaminated and doesn't let life in Malawi easy. I think there should be more help around the countries so that people may live easier, instead of waiting until it is too late. 

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Dontae Morgan's comment, October 1, 2013 9:30 AM
I think that countrys should work together to help Malawi. I also think that it would be a good idea if someone would go there and bring like a diging vehicle and make some wells for them so they dont have to worrie about diging for day until they get some little water.
Remington Schroder's comment, October 1, 2013 9:39 AM
Thats true. They need materials to help them get water. Even though it's a third country doesn't mean they are any different than us. But they are poor and they need the support.
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NASA - New Map Offers a Global View of Health-Sapping Air Pollution

NASA - New Map Offers a Global View of Health-Sapping Air Pollution | Pollution | Scoop.it
Scientists have produced a new map of Fine Particulate Matter particles 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter (PM2.5), using MISR/MODIS data.

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This map shows the importance of us needing to be vigilant towards the problems to where air pollution occurs most. Other countries may not have the best resources aid from at least a bourgeois, to reduce toxins in the air by cleaining an area, finding problems and elliminate them, or simply supplying medicines for the people that can't protect themselves from contamination. I don't agree with this high problem only being in a certain area. Ifn all of he U.S if this were a problem, we would try hard to reduce the dispute of contamination as soon as possible, but because it seems as if it's only part of another country far away that has almost no value to us, then we don't help much. 

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Your Bottled Water Has 24,500 Chemicals

Your Bottled Water Has 24,500 Chemicals | Pollution | Scoop.it
Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health.
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Researchers in Germany found  over 25,000 chemicals in water bottles alone. This is important to people all over the world becuase we think that bottled water is suppposed to be cleaner, and is sold just about anywhere. I diasagree that they are still being sold everywhere and no one is acting on it. This is a harmful thing and it should be solved by changing bottles or using less chemicals.

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Kayla Langstraat's comment, October 1, 2013 9:26 AM
I think that companies who create water bottles need to either remove as many chemicals as possible or the people should try to switch to using reusable bottles. Bottled water costs money to make and it is harmful to the person using it and it can also pollute the environment.
Alaina Rahn's comment, October 4, 2013 9:59 AM
I think they need to find a way to make water bottles without all of the chemicals. This is probably the reason they cause cancer.
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Banned Banana Crop Pesticides Contaminate Costa Rican Caimans - Nature World News

Banned Banana Crop Pesticides Contaminate Costa Rican Caimans - Nature World News | Pollution | Scoop.it
Nature World News Banned Banana Crop Pesticides Contaminate Costa Rican Caimans Nature World News Global consumer demand for bananas is being linked to contamination in Costa Rica's crocodilians, according to new research published in the journal...
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This is important because it is affecting the world, not only a small area and it creates larger problems that may spread because it isn't being contained. The contaminational problems are that people near a large Banana crop planting land, are using pesticides. A lot of heavy rains that happen frequently can wash pestisides and can lead to more contamination and almost as if the crops were being reaplicated by the spray used before. If there isn't something done then dangerous aerial spraying that are near waters or washing areas in some rivers can cause downstream contaminations. It is starting to effect more than just animals ,crustaceans, and plants. It has effected 14 adults and traced 70 different pesticides in the blood.

  This is a problem and I don't agree with how the people are handeling it. It is starting to get spreaded out more and it should be contained better and faster before it effects more life(People, animals, and plants).

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Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 1, 2013 9:54 AM
We should know about this in the world so we can prevent things like it happening again. The fact that crops and animal life are being destroyed is terrible. The rivers just spread contaminated water which will kill fish and other things.