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causes, particularly the use and disposal of antibiotics, however there is growing evidence that in fact “stressful” environments caused by anthropogenic activities with subsequent
geochemical contaminates to be a notable attributor to AMR as well. This research highlights key geochemical parameters e.g. Metal and PAH contamination in sediments from the river
Clyde, which is a key historical hub of industrial activity and pollution, and the correlations they have with the abundance of antimicrobial resistance.
The ability to compare different pollution conditions among stratified layers in estuarine sediments allow us to determine key contributing factors affecting antibiotic resistance
(AMR) in microbial communities. This is a unique approach of investigating resistance traits will generate a wealth of information about how our past industrial actions may impact public and environmental health now and/or the near future. Ultimately not only does such a connection highlight that the AMR widespread problem is greater than we thought, but offers
a potential of treatment or a way of controlling its prevalence in a sustainable way.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jul 2018|
|Event||34th Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health International Conference on Sustainable Geochemistry - Avani Victoria Falls Resort, Livingstone, Zambia|
Duration: 2 Jul 2018 → 7 Jul 2018
Conference number: 34
https://segh2018.org/ (Conference website)
|Conference||34th Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health International Conference on Sustainable Geochemistry|
|Abbreviated title||SEGH 2018|
|Period||2/07/18 → 7/07/18|
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Sediment pollution
- Potentially toxic elements (PTEs)
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