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Environmental Science

Sterling High School

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Antibiotics Balancing Health Benefits and Ecological Consequences Final Draft

The discovery of antibiotics is, without a doubt, the foundation for contemporary
medicine as it has made a massive step in the battle against harmful bacteria, and the number
of people dying from infectious diseases has fallen sharply. Their extensive use nowadays has
demonstrated both their remarkable success and how they could be damaging. Antibiotics are
believed to target pathogens but also hurt non-essential organisms and ecosystems, thus
disrupting the balance of microbial communities (Terreni et al., 2021). It has been found that
antibiotics hurt microorganisms in soil and water, emphasizing the need to deal with this
issue and the apparent health benefits.

The antibiotics are targeted to act on bacteria inside the human body, leaving human
cells undamaged. This antibio...


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