Air Pollution Can Lead to More Drug Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

New research shows that black carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria that cause respiratory disease, The Guardian reports. The study concluded that S. pneumoniae to penicillin was increased by this carbon. While this study focused on black carbon released when diesel and other biomass fuel-burning occurs, particulate air pollution is a worldwide problem, even in developing countries where transportation biofuel burning occurs in low levels. For example,...

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