Pepper plants sop up personal care product antibiotics

16th April 2018

It sometimes can be hard to find toothpastes, soaps and other toiletries without antibiotics.

Their popularity has caused an increase in environmental levels of antimicrobial substances, such as triclocarban (TCC), which end up in the water and soil used to grow crops.

Scientists report that TCC and related molecules can end up in food, with potentially negative health effects. 

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