Aug. 27, 2018

SUFB 548: How You Can Help Stop Nutrient Overload

SUFB 548: How You Can Help Stop Nutrient Overload

Nutrients are playing a huge role in disrupting our coastal ecological stability. We have blue-green algal blooms that are so think it smells like dead people. We also have red tides that kill everything in its path for short (lately longer) periods...


Nutrients are playing a huge role in disrupting our coastal ecological stability. We have blue-green algal blooms that are so think it smells like dead people. We also have red tides that kill everything in its path for short (lately longer) periods of time. These algal blooms are popping up all over the world causing heaps of trouble. Unfortunately for Florida, the two types of algal blooms mentioned here are present at the same time and they are reeking havoc along the Southwest coast.

Nutrients that fuel the algal blooms come from the coastline. The nutrients are derived from industries and sewage treatment plants. You and I contribute nutrients to our sewage treatment plants; therefore, it would be good if we could reduce our nutrient input through more eco-friendly products.

I talk about some of those products in hops that you will go out and try some. 

Here is a link to some available Laundry Detergent products from this Amazon search.

Let me know your favourite eco-friendly products in the Facebook Group.

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