Wider Journeys: Pollution



Proponents of the Gaia hypothesis maintain that the biosphere (the part of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere that supports life) is a single, self-regulating system that maintains conditions for life on Earth. While the point of this chapter is neither to refute nor to support the Gaia hypothesis, the concept of the Earth as a single system has a great deal of traction within the field of toxicology. In fact, there are a number of strong parallels between the movement of chemical compounds across the Earth’s surface, and the absorption, delivery, sequestration, and biotransformation events that occur within individual animals.


Calcium Carbonate Bioconcentration Factor Clear Lake Geochemical Cycle Undergo Phase Transition 
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