Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - Water and Life - Check Your Progress: 3

Answer

Buffers help our bodies and the environment maintain a stable pH.

Work Step by Step

Think of a buffer like you think about shock absorbers on your car. Buffers can't fully suppress the affects of things like acid rain, but they can limit the affects to help the environment and our bodies maintain a stable pH.
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