Sunday, 30 April 2017

Air pollution leads to more drug resistant bacteria

Research shows how black carbon affects bacteria in humans’ nose, throat and lungs, possibly affecting their ability to beat the immune system.

An interesting article in The Guardian:

“The study concluded that the resistance of communities of Streptococcus pneumoniae – a major cause of respiratory diseases – to penicillin was increased by black carbon. It also caused this pathogen to spread from the nose down the respiratory tract, allowing disease to develop.”

For details, see: The Guardian

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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