Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Climatesight, Kate (09/26/2010), Does breathing contribute to CO2 buildup in the atmosphere?, Retrieved on 2014-07-22
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    22 JUL 2014

     Human Respiration is Carbon Neutral

    The very first time you learned about carbon dioxide was probably in grade school: We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Any eight-year-old can rattle off this fact. More specifically, the mitochondria within our cells perform cellular respiration: they burn carbohydrates (in the example shown below, glucose) in the oxygen that we breathe in to yield carbon dioxide and water, which we exhale as waste products, as well as energy, which is required to maintain...
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    We exhale carbon and that carbon is sequestered in the next plant we eat.