Antibacterial Products Promote Bacterial Resistance in US Waterways

Nature World News: A popular synthetic antibacterial compound called triclosan is fueling the development of resistant bacteria in US waterways, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. This study marks the first time triclosan resistance has been documented in a natural environment. Triclosan is an ingredient found in a range consumer products, added to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Originally invented for use by surgeons in the 1960s, triclosan can now......

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