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In a nutshell, antibacterial disinfectants help kill germs on the surfaces in our homes. They’re pretty easy to recognize because their labels say they disinfect, kill bacteria or sanitize.
November 1, 2019
The body of scientific evidence currently available indicates that the use of antibacterial products does not give rise to superbugs. Superbugs are bacteria types that have become resistant to the antiseptics and antibiotic agents which were designed to eliminate them. Consequently, superbugs are known to cause infections which are difficult to control. It is generally accepted that the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has given rise to the known superbugs. As the amount of cleaning and…
June 15, 2021
Antimicrobials Schaffner, Donald W.; Bowman, James P.; English, Donald J.; Fischler, George E.; Fuls, Janice L.; Krowka, John F.; Kruszewski, Francis H. 2014
February 27, 2019
Antimicrobials Boyce, J.M., DuPont, H.L., Massaro, J., Sack, D., Schaffner, D.W. 2012
February 27, 2019
Antimicrobials Kruszewski, F.H. and Krowka, J.F. 2011
February 27, 2019
Good hand hygiene habits help keep you healthy!   Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.…
December 6, 2018
Agency Considers New Regulatory Category for Key Germ Killing Ingredients ACI: FDA May Be Taking “Restrictive Approach” Towards Active Ingredients The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) submitted in-depth data and information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the agency’s review of germ-killing antiseptic hand cleaning products that are widely used in commercial food handling settings.    In July 22 comments submitted to FDA, ACI recommended that the agency align the scope…
July 24, 2019
Experts agree that frequent handwashing is one of the first lines of defense against many illnesses. But no matter how many times you wash your hands, there are always some sneaky little germs lurking around to hitch a ride on your skin. They loiter on shopping cart handles, linger on light switches, lurk about the phone and even hang around on the remote controls. That's why disinfectants and disinfecting cleaners can be a helpful option…
December 5, 2018