MIL-OSI Europe: Chemical contamination – Detoxifiers from the landfill

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Source: Switzerland – Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

Headline: Chemical contamination – Detoxifiers from the landfill

Bacteria from an Indian landfill could help eliminate contaminated chemicals. The focus is on pesticides such as lindane or brominated flame retardants, which accumulate in nature and in food chains. Researchers at Empa and Eawag used these bacteria to generate enzymes that can break down these dangerous chemicals.

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