Triclosan may spoil wastewater treatment

Common antimicrobial could thwart microbes that clean up sewage sludge

MICROBIAL WORKFORCE  The microbes that break down sewage solids in wastewater treatment plants (one shown) may be threatened by triclosan, a ubiquitous antimicrobial agent.

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