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Water fleas: Nature’s clean-up crew for a sustainable future

In a promising breakthrough, tiny water fleas are emerging as unsung heroes in the quest for a cleaner environment and improved human health. A recent study unveils their pivotal role in eliminating persistent chemical pollutants from wastewater, offering a low-cost, eco-friendly solution.

Scientists have ingeniously harnessed these resilient creatures, retrofitting them into wastewater treatment plants. By selecting strains with diverse chemical tolerances from the past, they’ve devised a nature-inspired technology. This innovation not only purifies wastewater but also safeguards our precious rivers, preventing environmental pollution. A revolutionary step toward a brighter, more sustainable future!

Source video: PBS NewsHour on YouTube

Source image: phys.org

Source: phys.org

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