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Ozone pollution alters the gut microbiota

For the first time a study has shown that exposure to air pollution–and particularly ozone pollution–alters the composition and function of the intestinal flora in humans.   The fine particles and pollutants in the air we breathe not only poison our lungs, but apparently disrupt the intes...
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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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