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‘Kills 99.9% of germs’ - not anymore

A study on bacteria in streams and river sediments of the Chicago metropolitan region has found an increased presence of resistance against triclosan. This synthetic antibacterial is widely used in soaps, cleaning supplies, mouth washes and other consumer products.

The researchers also detected a decrease in the diversity and a change in the composition of bacterial communities in streams.

Read more at Carey Institute of Ecosystem Studies