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A Layer of Industrial Chemicals Could Mark the Beginning of a New Geological Age

Researchers propose that the flood of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products produced after World War II provides a maker for the onset of a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.

Published On 10/27/2017
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