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Sea of plastic: threat to marine bacteria

An Australian study describes how plastic leachates may contribute to suffocating the oceans and the atmosphere by preventing some ocean bacteria to produce oxygen.   The list of environmental damages caused by plastic waste polluting our oceans on the surface as well as at great depths k...
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Microplastics: a true feast for bacteria!

Toxic bacteria that colonize plastic microparticles polluting the earth’s water supply–even more so in areas with strong human activity and high maritime traffic–, could be able to cause coral reefs bleaching and infections in humans.   About one third of the world’s annual plastic produc...
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The end of ugly bath ducklings?

Rubber bath toys are a cornucopia for bacteria and fungi which are potential disease initiators. A study gives details of their risk factors and the measures to protect ourselves against them.   A delight for children enjoying a bath time splash, bath toys which spray water are nonetheles...
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