International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

Q&A: Disinfectants, Antibacterials and Antibiotic Resistance

This information sheet gives answers to some of the commonly asked questions about whether there might be a link between use of disinfectants and antibacterials in the home and community and the development of resistance to antibiotics, disinfectants and antibacterials.

This Q and A sheet has been produced for those who work in healthcare professions, the media and others who are looking for background understanding of this issue.