Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and water

We all like to keep things clean, and disinfectants help that happen. Unfortunately, one of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 environmental contaminants in rivers - possibly disrupting the endocrine systems of wildlife and causing toxic effects to their reproduction and development. Now, a new study at the University of Nevada, Reno has found a potential way to reduce the presence of the antimicrobial that is also linked to problems with antibiotic resistance.

Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and water

We all like to keep things clean, and disinfectants help that happen. Unfortunately, one of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and water, Thu 20 Apr 17 from Eurekalert

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