Phosphorus is essential for life, but there is such thing as too much of a good thing. In excess, phosphorus can cause algal blooms, creating dead zones in bodies of water. How do we prevent phosphorus from entering water systems? Katrina Macintosh and her team did a comprehensive review to track phosphorus from diffuse sources to find out.
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Katrina A. Macintosh, Brooke K. Mayer, Richard W. McDowell, Stephen M. Powers, Lawrence A. Baker, Treavor H. Boyer, and Bruce E. Rittmann. Managing Diffuse Phosphorus at the Source versus at the Sink. Environmental Science & Technology Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01143.