Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stop Killing the Frogs

There is a prevailing mythology that if bodily concentrations of a particular compound are below the "safety threshold" then no damage is being done. Even a basic understanding of biological processes should reveal how dangerous and misleading that notion is. As this recent indicates, cumulative exposure of various compounds that are well below the safety threshold for each compound are more than capable of killing amphibians. We should all be very worried about the amount of junk humanity is pouring into the environment because this has serious implications not only for the other animals but as increasing numbers of studies are indicating this also has serious implications for human health.

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