[Coral-List] Coral Calcium
eborneman at uh.edu
Thu Sep 2 10:22:32 EDT 2004
You might also want to mention that numerous studies discuss the uptake
of other trace metals (Ca substitutes like strontium), and I know of
numerous papers (authors present on the list?) that discuss uptake of
uranium and radium into coral skeletons, or cadmium, nickel, etc.
Additionally, other materials are routinely part of coral skeletons,
besides calcium. Organisms also bore into and grow in coral
skeleton...worms, fungi, etc.
One might want to use this sort of "spin" to get help stop the coral
calcium trade by making it sound as if those who take it are
potentially ingesting toxic, radioactive worm and fungus filled
material. That ought to stop some people who buy the "hype"
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On Aug 31, 2004, at 9:24 PM, Ida Fellegara wrote:
> The fossil corals of Moreton bay, southeast Queensland, have been
> between 1937 to 1995
> Allingham DP and Neil DT 1995 Z. Geomorph N. F. (39) 3: 273-292
> you might be able to get reprints from D Neil (d.neil at uq.edu.au) or I
> send you a photocopy
> At 04:39 PM 8/31/04 -0700, Tiffany Leite wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I've been researching the coral calcium craze online. Most of the
> information I've found is from the manufacturers themselves debating
> benefits of fossilized versus marine coral sources.
>> I don't approve of any coral collection - fossilized or not - and
> believe the hype about the health benefits. I'm writing an article
> coral calcium presented from the environmental side. Does anyone have
> recent studies or articles to refer me to on the effects of dredging
> "dead" coral underwater and mining the fossilized coral on land?
> about these processes would be very helpful.
>> The coral miners say that their collection process is more
> friendly. Those that dredge for coral underwater argue that their
> contributes to the health of live coral. Although they both are
> by law, it seems there are still damaging effects to both methods.
>> Thank you,
>> Tiffany Leite
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