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Antibiotic Pollution May Increase Ground Water Nitrate Pollution

Water Pollution: Compound slows growth of nitrate-reducing bacteria Decades after spawning a health care revolution, antibiotics are now common pollutants. Scientists’ biggest concern about these emerging contaminants is that they promote the spread of resistance. But new research suggests they also harm the microbes that cleanse groundwater of dangerous compounds, particularly nitrates (Environ. Sci. Technol., […]

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