Monday, February 22, 2010

Anti-bacterial Gels

The more everyone uses them, the more resistant bacteria become. It's true that these anti-bacterial gels do kill most of the bacteria on a surface, but the ones they don't kill are the ones that have a resistant to the gel. They are also the bacteria that continue to replicate. These new cultures of bacteria are now resistant to that type of antibiotic. It's a problem now that doctors have to deal with. They are constantly having to develop new antibiotics because the old ones aren't working as well any more.

Just use soap, unless there is a real need.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Amen. Also, I hate the way hand sanitizer smells. And it can be SUPER bad for little kids if they lick it off their hands. No joke.

Lisa Lou said...

Yup. I hate that one can't buy normal hand soap anymore. It's all anti-bacterial. Well, not all, but the ones I like...

Kathy Haynie said...

I do like to use the hand sanitizer wipes at the grocery store to wipe off the handle of the shopping cart. Is that bad?