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The Rainforest

The Rainforest

Chemistry
Maury High School
June 2011

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June 19, 2011
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  1. First I want you to imagine a world...

  2. With Rain forests...㿅 Kind of like the world we have

    now ......... or is is it?
  3. NOW imagine a world

  4. Without rain forests...

  5. That Pretty much already happened ...

  6. Cancer Research and the Rainforest Frances Coronel

  7. HOW CANCER RESEARCH TIES IN rainforest plants have already provided

    tangible evidence of their potential with remedies for all sorts of medical problems, from childhood leukemia to toothaches Seventy percent of plants identified as having anti- cancer characteristics by US National Cancer Institute are found only in tropical rainforest Twenty-five percent of active ingredients in today's cancer-fighting drugs come from organisms found only in rainforest.
  8. SAY WHAT????? fewer than 5 percent of tropical forest plant

    species (and 0.1 percent of animal species) have been examined for their chemical compounds and medicinal value once a plant with desired qualities is discovered, it is rigorously analyzed for its chemical structure, then goes through clinical trials for effectiveness and safety before getting final approval from US FDA
  9. WELL... Today there are well over 100 corporations, and U.S.

    government agencies are studying rainforest plants for their medicinal capacities. But that is not good enough...
  10. HOW IT AFFECTS HUMANS ON EARTH Eliminating rain forests is

    like the prevention of cancer research. Rain forests contribute to biologically-important gasses in Earth's atmosphere: they produce large percentage of available O2 on planet via photosynthesis. Many plants found in rain forests are known to produce chemicals/natural products with enormous potential for large range of uses (controlling diseases, manufacturing, etc..). Rain forests are aesthetic: These are truly beautiful regions of the planet, exploding with colors and aromas and exotic sounds, isn’t that worth something?
  11. MORE ON ITS INFLUENCE 1.rain forests support much greater number

    of species per unit area than other biomes on Earth 2.as rain forest is cleared, only grass remains 3.rain forests controls rate of erosion in their watersheds ...when rain forest is destroyed, however, this causes many problems such as:
  12. OH WOW. Experts from the US National Cancer Institute now

    believe that if there is a cure for cancer and even AIDS, it will probably be found in the rainforest.
  13. TAK E A L OOK AT P EOP L E

    WI TH CANCER
  14. Important Chemicals and Chemical Reactions CO2 is "greenhouse" gas that

    helps regulate temperature of our atmosphere biproduct of all respiring organisms biproduct of combustion of organic matter, such as fossil fuels
  15. CO2 Less of Photosynthesis Happening. More of cellular respiration happening...

  16. Cellular Respiration

  17. Photosynthesis Just opposite of cellular respiration

  18. MUSIC ABDUCTION SKYLINE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK

  19. SOURCES...SOME HTTP://WWW.SOEST.HAWAII.EDU/GG/ASK/ RAINFOREST.HTML HTTP://WWW.RAIN-TREE.COM/FACTS.HTM

  20. Questions? Comments? Concerns?