In a short review Kim, and Rhee discuss the current controversy over antibacterial soaps. They discuss possible reasons why some studies show significant difference between plain soap and antibacterial soap whilst others do not.
Despite in the 1980/90s indicating that hand wash sinks can act as reservoirs of bacteria that cause hospital infections, this risk has been generally dismissed.
This new feature article by Megan Scudellari in this weeks edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesis a well-researched, thought provoking view on the rise of allergy and autoimmune disea
Although laundering should mainly remove stains and dirt from used and worn textiles, elimination of microbial contamination is also an important aim of the laundry process.
This really interesting study shows how antibiotic resistant strains of MRSA can regain antibiotic susceptibility