Podcast: An omnipresent antimicrobial, a lichen ménage à trois, and tiny tide-induced tremors
July 21, 2016•29 min
Stories on a lichen threesome, tremors caused by tides, and a theoretical way to inspect nuclear warheads without looking too closely at them, with Catherine Matacic. Despite concerns about antibiotic resistance, it seems like antimicrobials have crept into everything—from hand soap to toothpaste, and even fabrics. What does the ubiquitous presence of these compounds mean for our microbiomes? Alyson Yee talks with host Sarah Crespi about one antimicrobial in particular—triclosan—which has been partially banned in the European Union.
[Image: T. Wheeler/Music: Jeffrey Cook]