Bacteria hiding in South Carolina marsh cleans up pollution

Bacteria hiding in South Carolina marsh cleans up pollution

Source: https://www.advisen.com, October 7, 2019

South Carolina’s pluff mud, the slick, dark muck that will swallow shoes whole, makes up much of the state’s coastal marshes. The smell, depending on whom you ask, is either the sweet smell of home or an awful stink.

But the mud holds a secret that could help clean up environmental contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, a pollutant that’s known to cause cancer and other serious health problems in animals. It’s suspected to do the same in humans. Read more.

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