Expert reports reviewing evidence for and against a link between exposure to disinfectants etc and development of antimicrobial resistance
Despite more than 20 years of research, there is still no conclusive resolution to the question of whether and to what extent microbicides might contribute to AMR in clinical practice. In light of laboratory data, which indicate that microbicide-induced AMR is biologically plausible for some types of microbicides, it is concluded that use of microbicides needs to be prudent and appropriate and that the products containing them must be used at recommended concentrations and with the appropriate contact time.
This paper contains a list of reviews of this issue
Publication Type: Review