TITLE

WIPE OUT GERMS

PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2005, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on soaps with antibacterial properties. These soaps do kill germs, but it's not really clear whether they work any better than regular soap and water. The key is to work up a good lather and go at it for at least 30-45 seconds. Antibacterial gels contain ethyl alcohol, which kills surface bacteria and evaporates quickly, making this product perfect when there's no water in sight. Antibacterial liquid soap contains triclosan, an antimicrobial agent. It's been suggested that overuse of antimicrobials can lead to bacterial resistance, but there's been no conclusive research to prove this.
ACCESSION #
18172117

 

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