When it comes to cleaning up the environment, it’s important to look beyond the typical slime and to look at the roots of our problems.
In a recent article published in the American Chemical Society, a team of researchers from Ohio State University and Columbia University examined what was known as a green slime, a type of polycarbonate slime that forms when food and water are mixed.
They found it was highly toxic and toxic to living organisms and had been linked to the death of birds and mammals.
The researchers also discovered that it can cause cancer, but they didn’t know exactly how.
But what they did know was that the substance, which was used as a chemical weapon against Japanese troops during World War II, was also toxic to people.
“It has been known for centuries that the green slime is a toxic agent,” said David H. Raskin, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Ohio State and a member of the research team.
“In this study, we focused on the green sludge itself and we looked at the effects on people.”
The scientists found that the chemical is able to bind to human cells and then cause them to become cancerous.
They also found that it causes cells to die prematurely.
The toxic effect of green sludges is caused by two molecules in the slime: a nitric oxide (NO) molecule and a fatty acid (FAT) molecule.
The nitric oxides are formed by the bacteria that eat the slime.
Nitric oxide is a powerful antioxidant and the fatty acids form when they bind to the nitric-oxidase enzyme, which in turn breaks down the fat.
“The green slimes are so toxic that we are going to see a lot more of them over time,” said Raskins co-author Andrew K. Jones, a graduate student in the School of Science at Ohio St. “We will see a significant increase in these compounds in the environment and we will see people suffering from cancer.”
The researchers believe that humans will have to be very careful about their own environment.
“As humans, we have a very complex system of relationships with the environment,” said Jones.
“I think we will have a problem in terms of the way we manage our environment and how we are using the resources.”
The research team also looked at how a chemical called benzene can affect human health.
The substance is a component of gasoline, which is used in cars to power engines.
It is also a component in the manufacturing of other chemicals.
The team tested the effects of benzene on human cells.
“When we looked for any effects on cells, we found a very high level of benzenes,” said co-lead author Matthew B. Dolan, a chemical engineer at the Ohio State Department of Natural Resources.
“These levels were higher than the level that we would normally see in the body.”
Dolan said that the researchers were surprised that there was no evidence of carcinogenic effects from benzene.
“Benzene is a common and well-known carcinogen,” he said.
“But in this case, we were able to find a very low level of evidence that it has any harmful effects.”
Dolin said that benzene could be a useful marker for the effects a toxic substance might have on our bodies.
“If you’re going to be using it for some sort of industrial process, and you’re putting it in your body, you’re basically testing it for carcinogenicity,” he explained.
But he said that there are still more research questions that need to be answered before we can say whether or not there are health effects from exposure to benzene in our environment.
The research was published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
The full study, called The Effects of the Green Sludge on Human Cells, was published on June 12.
For more information on this topic, see: https://www.acsc.org/content/early/2016/06/11/113025.full The research appears in ACS ChemMed.