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Mount Etna lava rocks causing manganism

With new technology comes testing previous suppositions. This time, scientists have found that Mount Etna’s lava stones may be leaching manganese into the Sicilian drinking water. The symptoms of manganism and Parkinson’s disease are similar: tremors, impaired motor skills, rigidity … Continue reading

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Clean water and food largely due to Phosphorus, a dwindling resource

As much as I love food and water, I didn’t realize how much is due to phosphorus, a naturally occurring chemical compound “formed millions of years ago from old coral reefs and sedimentary deposits.” This chemical is important for our … Continue reading

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