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Researchers found a surge in nitrogen and phosphorous, which are found in human waste, in the pond.
However, the phosphorus that was first used in cells to transfer energy, and spark reproductive life, likely came after the planet formed and had large bodies of water, as meteorites bearing phosphorous crashed into the wet parts of the world.
Nerve agents, a class of synthetic phosphorous-containing compounds, are among the most toxic substances known.
In a 100-pound bag of fertilizer, 12 pounds is nitrogen, 8 pounds is phosphorous and 10 pounds is potassium.
The plan boils down to cutting the amount of phosphorous that seeps into the smallest and shallowest Great Lake from farm fields, with a goal of a 40 percent reduction from tributaries including Ohio's Maumee, Portage, Sandusky and Huron rivers.
Nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen from runoff into waterways cause algae to grow, decreasing oxygen levels in the water needed by aquatic life and creating pollution.
The fix: Switch to a clear bev (dark soda contains more acid-producing phosphorous), says Dr. Graf.
The amounts of mineral taken up by the plants increased as well, with levels of phosphorous, magnesium and manganese going up by between 14% and 51% and iron content rising by 67% in plants exposed to the nicosulfuron/safener combination.
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