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Pollution making Bacteria Antibiotic Resistant?

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 27, 2015 - 9:12pm

Environmental contaminants may be partly to blame for the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new US study suggests. J Vaun McArthur from the University of Georgia tested his hypothesis in streams on the US department of energy's Savannah River Site (SRS). The 802-sqkm site near Aiken, South Carolina, east of the Savannah River, was closed to the public in the early 1950s to produce materials used in nuclear weapons.

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