Category: Algae Secrets
An algae solution for Flint, Michigan’s lead poisoning?
Flint Michigan’s water supply was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014. The Flint is so notoriously dirty that some locals call it the Filth River. The change was made during a financial state of emergency for the struggling industrial town. The shift was supposed to be temporary until a new state-run supply line…Read More
An algae solution for Flint, Michigan’s Lead Poisoning?
The best way to lower an elevated blood lead level is to prevent continued exposure to lead. Flint children are now receiving bottled and other sources of clean water, which stops the bioaccumulation of lead in their bodies. However, many children are left with dangerously high levels of lead in the brains…Read More
Can algae save children from heavy metals poisoning?
Approximately half a million U.S. children under five years of age have been tested with blood lead levels exceeding five micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. The number of children and adults at risk from the broader array of heavy metals…Read More
A novel algae strategy for arsenic poisoning
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates over 200 million people worldwide are exposed to arsenic concentrations in drinking water that exceed the guideline limit of 10 µg/L. This threshold may also be expressed as 10 parts per billion (ppb). The majority of arsenic exposure lies in southern Asian countries…Read More
An algae strategy for fighting arsenic poisoning
The Superfund Priority List of Hazardous Substances ranks arsenic number one because very tiny assimilation builds cumulative body stores that impose devastating health consequences. Arsenic is a stealth killer ingested in polluted air and groundwater and poses…Read More
Algae Solutions for pesticide exposure and Autism
The last post positioned algae solutions for bioremediation of poisoned water and soil that can reduce the risk of arsenic exposure and the onset of autism spectrum disorder, (ASD). This essay explores how algae bioproducts can serve directly as medicines to reduce the symptoms and severity of ASD…Read More
Algae food solutions to avoid pesticide exposure
Pesticides are substances that attract and destroy pests. Pesticide include a diverse variety of poisons including herbicides, insecticides, nematocides, rodenticides, antimicrobials and fungicides. According to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 9 of the 12 most dangerous and persistent organic chemicals…Read More
Algae animal feed solutions to avoid pesticides in our food
Recent Algae Secrets posts established how algae solutions could reduce the need for heavy pesticide loads on field crops and for therapeutics that moderate and, in some cases treat symptomology for autism spectrum disorder, (ASD) and other pesticide-induced diseases…Read More