These scientists collected DNA samples from all over. From people. From animals. And from environments. And then they tested the samples for genes that are linked to drug resistance in bacteria.
They were surprised to find these genes present in samples of polluted air from major cities. The Beijing sample specifically contained genes that give bacteria resistance to last resort antibiotics. If bacteria become resistant to these drugs, a number of difficult infections may become impossible to treat.
More research is needed, but make a note to stock up colloidal silver. If you or a love one find yourself battling a drug-resistant infection, silver may help kill the bacteria causing the disease.
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