anti-bacterial cleaners

brett brett at BORCIM.WUSTL.EDU
Tue Aug 1 15:48:34 EST 1995


>Dear Robert, Antibacterial cleaners do not contain antibiotics but
>quite strong antibacterial chemicals (best known is hypochlorite and
>bleach in cleaners). No bug is likely to develop much resistance
>against that, best not taken internally!
>But I wonder, is there anybody who knows the mystical active ingre-
>dient in Dettol, or is that a trade-secret?
>
>Cheers,
>
>Denni (ds4 at st-and.ac.uk)

Actually hypochlorite resistance is very real, especially a problem in
areas that have relied heavily on chlorination in water treatment, including
right here in the US. 


Brett Lindenbach
    
Program in Immunology                              
Washington University - St Louis                  
brett at borcim.wustl.edu                             






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