Different types of bacteria and microbes roam our planet and have been roaming for years. Some microorganisms are discovered to be on this planet even years before humans. While some of these organisms are healthy for the planet and aid in the nutrition cycle and decomposition of harmful wastes, other microbes tend to be harmful for organisms, especially humans.
Microbes that harmfully affects humans causing disease are called pathogens. Pathogens have always been a huge issue which scientists research trying to find cures. However, a recent study showed shocking results which might increase the risk to humans. A recent study published in the Chemical & Engineering News, which is a the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society showed that pollutant have a huge negative effects on humans health too.
However, the results showed that pathogens are actually evolving and joining trying to develop a stronger race of pollutants that will be more harmful for humans. Pathogens work by affecting the immune system of organisms, to help weaken the reaction against pollutants.
According to the lead author of the study, Britt E. Erickson, the study might have understood why chemical exposure affects human immunity. “Compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used in household products, such as food packaging, nonstick products and cleaners. Researchers have linked elevated concentrations of some PFAS in mothers’ blood to reduced responses to vaccinations and more illnesses in their children,” he said.