Thursday, June 21, 2007

More arguments against paranoia

E. coli pictureThat is, concerns about antibacterial soaps and other products that have taken over supermarket shelves in the last five or so years. Basically, the residues they leave behind create a perfect selective-pressure environment for the generation of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which could become a nightmare for us a few years down the road. I've been worrying about this for some time, but it's good to see a major publication raise the alarm...

(via boing boing)

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