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New study shows microplastics turn into 'hubs' for pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Microplastics can become 'hubs' for antibiotic-resistant bacteria to grow once they wash down household drains & enter wastewater treatment plants, forming a biofilm on their surface that allows pathogens & antibiotic waste to attach & comingle.





https://phys.org/news/2021-03-microplastics-hubs-pathogens-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria.html

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