Biology Homework Videos Review (Blackboard) Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Antibiotic Resistance (The Overuse of antibiotics):
∙ Bugs are becoming more resistant to antibiotics
o These antibiotics typically prescribed will soon no longer be effective due to resistance
∙ We are in a state of antibiotic crisis that could mean routine surgeries and procedures may no longer be possible due to the inability of our antibiotics to keep up with mutated bacteria
∙ Why aren’t we producing NEW antibiotics? Well, the drug companies’ priority is creating new drugs that you can take everyday (i.e. high blood pressure) because an antibiotic may only be prescribed to you once a year therefore less of a profit to those companies
∙ This started at the same time as “global warming” and the parent of each began with the Industrial Revolution
∙ Buried carbon produces not only Carbon Dioxide (which absorbs heat and warms the air), but then that carbon dioxide is then formed with H2O to produce Carbonic Acid
o The worlds sea water has increased in acidity by 30% and it’s pH level drops more towards acidic
o This change affects sea life, some creatures suffocate while others reproduce less, some muscles slow making hunting for food difficault, some even breaking down the calcium in protective outer shells If you want to learn more check out Why study research methods?
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o This acidity plus over fishing causes extinction