According to the scientists involved in the pollution of the water effects for the animal world and leads to resistance to dangerous antibiotic.

at a conference in Helsinki presented study, scientists at the University of York, 711 water samples from 72 countries, the remains of 14 commonly used antibiotics.

in dozens Of places, they found residues, which is significantly higher than the limit values of the AMR Industry Alliance. In her more than one hundred pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have joined together to antibiotic resistance is to be overcome.

In a sample of water from Bangladesh is a ums 300-Fold high concentration of the antibiotic metronidazole, which is also used in skin diseases, was found accordingly. Excessive Ciprofloxacin-values were observed in the 51 measurement points. The broad-spectrum antibiotic is prescribed especially in the case of infections in the gastro-intestinal tract or in the urinary tract.

most often, the limits in Asia and Africa have been exceeded, in addition to Bangladesh, especially Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigeria are affected. The measurements show, however, that the Problem is also widespread in Europe and America. The highest Exceeding of a limit value in Europe was measured in Austria.

Since its development in the 1920’s, antibiotics have saved the lives of millions of people who were suffering from pneumonia, tuberculosis or meningitis.

Unnecessary use of Antibiotics and the wrong application, however, are considered as the most important reasons for the emergence of resistance. The new research results now indicate that, the increasing environmental pollution by antibiotics can be a factor.