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Antibacterial Soap Promoting Superbugs

October 22nd, 2005 at 06:35pm

Australian readers would probably be familiar with Dettol and it’s partner product, Dettol Soap. This is probably the most well known anti-bacterial soap in Australia, and it is advertised as being incredibly good for you, if you believe the advertisers it does just about everything except paint the ceiling.

But research is now proving that these anti-bacterial soaps are no more useful than ordinary soaps, and may in fact be enhancing the evolution of drug-resistant superbugs. I suppose superbugs are inevitable, but we really don’t need to speed up the process.

Medical Newspaper Medpage Today have more

Samuel

Entry Filed under: General News,Samuel's Editorials

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