ClearFox Removal of Antibiotic Ressistant Genes in Wastewater
With the steady development of new medicines and methods of treatment in the medical and healthcare treatment sector more and more medicine and germs in all variety find its way into wastewater
Germs survive and spread in wastewater
Antibiotic ressistant genes (ARG) are environmental pollutants who are known to continuously reach water sources through human and animal waste. There, germs are known to survive and then possibly spread in the environment which increases the possibility of a transfer into food and drinking water.
Some of them survive in the water, increase and mutate so that their ressitant genes are being transferred to other micro-organisms. As a consequence some people who have been in contact with these germs through food or water then also develop a ressistance against antibiotics. The result of that is that if infections like urinary tract infection or blood poisoning occur (which unfortunately happens a lot in hospitals), it is very hard to fight them because of the ressistance against the inserted antibiotics.