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How chemicals and heavy metals contribute to antimicrobial resistance

Singer, Andrew. 2017 How chemicals and heavy metals contribute to antimicrobial resistance. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 298 (7898). 7, pp. 10.1211/PJ.2017.20202286

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Abstract/Summary

Evidence is emerging that biocides and heavy metals all contribute to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the clinical setting has been getting increasing coverage in the media in the past few years. However, emerging research shows that there is more than just the overuse of antibiotics which leads to AMR. The use of biocides and heavy metals contribute to the global problem of AMR and only targeting antibiotic use will not solve it.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1211/PJ.2017.20202286
CEH Sections: Rees (from October 2014
ISSN: 0031-6873
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Freely available via Official URL link, subject to non-subscriber access limit.
Additional Keywords: antimicrobial, antibiotic, heavy metal, antimicrobial resistance, biocide, policy
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Health
Biology and Microbiology
Chemistry
Date made live: 17 Feb 2017 10:14 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516244

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