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Boosting bacteria in drinking water may improve health

Boosting bacteria in drinking water may improve health | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Drinking water is teeming with microbial life – but some of it could benefit human health.

 

Lutgarde Raskin of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor says that workers at water treatment facilities across the US try to destroy all of the bacteria in drinking water with infusions of chlorine and other disinfectants. Raskin and her team suggest that encouraging the growth of some bacteria in drinking water could actually improve the quality and safety of the product. . . .

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Common antibacterial agent called harmful to environment - Technology & Science - CBC News

Common antibacterial agent called harmful to environment - Technology & Science - CBC News | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
A government study has found that a common anti-bacterial agent found in everything from toothpaste to toys is harmful to the environment, but safe for humans.
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