Most often, phenol poisoning occurs through drinking water, as well as through the air in the rooms (remember the smell of paint and furniture?). How we can decontaminate it? This World needs Rhodococcus opacus!

It must be noticed that phenol decomposes very slowly in natural conditions, as it has antibacterial properties, it actively resists bacteria. However, there are bacteria able to decontaminate phenol! Meet Rhodococcus opacus! They are able to effectively use phenol as a source of energy and carbon, in other words, they eat it)) and in consequence bacteria turns phenol into harmless to humans carbon dioxide and water.