Sunday, October 31, 2010

Harmful Bacteria Found in Rainwater

The results of a year-long rainwater study are in at the University of Bangalore, and it isn't good news.

The scientists found E coli, evidence of Streptococcus spp, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus spp, Actinomyces spp, Bacillus subtilis, Neisseria spp, and Mycobacterium sp in samples of local rain and hail. They also found fungal species like Fusarium spp and Alternaria spp.

The presence of the fungi and bacteria known for causing, among other things, meningitis and necrotizing fascitis, in common rainwater directly challenges the skeptics who claim it's impossible for Corexit or BP's genetically-created oil-eating bacteria to be raining back down on the public as precipitation.

This is, no doubt, the reason our pals over at Florida Spill Law are on this story.... more to come.