Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Antibacterial Wipes: Are They Actually Spreading Germs?

Researchers at the Welsh School of Pharmacy at Cardiff University in Wales, were scheduled to present at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology concerning antibacterial wipes.

According to their recently released study, using antibacterial wipe more than once can actually spread germs. The wipes can remove bacteria from surfaces, but none of those tested killed all of the bacteria they captured in them. Therefore, if the wipes are used more than once, the bacteria could be transferred onto the other surfaces.

Source: US News & World Report


Syn said...

Oh, gosh, that's just gross. I carry a travel pack in my purse but I better make sure it is one wipe and that's it. Thanks for posting this!!