Biocide abuse and antimicrobial resistance – a cause for concern?
The article outlines work from several researchers on links between biocide resistance and antibiotic resistance. From these links it is suggested that there is a real risk that widespread biocide use could exacerbate the already worrying trend towards increased antimicrobial resistance in clinically relevant organisms. Although it is not yet clear whether there are any real adverse effects, the use of biocides in consumer products is strongly attacked. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2002;49:11-12.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy