Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Thu Jun 18 2009: from Environmental Health News:
Antibacterial found in dolphins
For the first time, the popular antibacterial agent triclosan is found in the blood of a marine mammal. A bacteria-killing chemical widely used in an array of consumer products has made its way down kitchen and bathroom sinks and into dolphins living in US coastal waters. Researchers report for the first time that a marine mammal -- the bottlenose dolphin -- is accumulating triclosan from water bodies where treated sewage is released. The study examined animals from rivers, an estuary, a harbor and a lagoon in South Carolina and Florida. Triclosan is a common additive in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other personal care products that is included to help control bacteria and their related illnesses. It is also put into consumer products like socks, cutting boards and garbage bags to curb the growth of bacteria.
[Read more stories about: contamination, ecosystem interrelationships, marine mammals]
This item will appear in our PANIQuiz!

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Michael says:
This is flippin' me out!

More stories:
  • Even If You Don't Use Pesticides, Your Home May Harbor Them
  • The Arctic Thaw Could Make Global Warming Worse
  • (Antibacterial found in dolphins)
  • 2008 confirmed rise in weather disasters: Red Cross
  • Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The