The diffusion of antibiotics in aquatic environments contribute to water pollution.
The release of antibiotics from wastewater treatment plant and agricultural activities has resulted in aquatic ecosistem pollution.
Antibiotics have been found in 2/3 o f the world’s rivers.
Experts expect a 65% increase of drug concentration in water by 2050.
Once in the environment, antibiotics can promote antimicrobial resistance in waterways. This creates new resistant microbe strands, which have the potential to affect ecosystems.
Antimicrobial resistance is also becoming a global health issue posing at risk the life of millions of people worldwide.
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