Antibacterial Wipes Bad...Superbad!

Antibacterial Wipes Bad...Superbad!

Gregory Han
Jun 4, 2008

We're pretty sure most of our readers already know that using anti-bacterial soap isn't a recommended hygiene practice, since the germ killing formulas end up breeding drug resistant strains of staph and have been proven to do no better than plain old soap in the cleanup department.

Now scientists at Cardiff University, UK have found similar "yeah, duh!" results with antibacterial wipes. The surface cleaner used in hospitals, but also in germphobic households, can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus when used across more than one surface. So if you're going to use it, use it just like TP friends: wipe once, and then throw away. Or better yet, don't use them at all and stick to natural ingredients formulas for cleanup duties around the "danger zones" in the home.

[via Yahoo via Neatorama]

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