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  • Antibacterial Soap

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    Antibacterial Soap Dial antibacterial soap advertises that it is "over 10x more effective at killing disease-causing germs than ordinary liquid hand soaps"(1). To the average consumer a soap with the ability to kill more germs seems to be more effective. But is a more powerful antibacterial soap always better? Various studies suggest that antibacterial soaps can be harmful and may lead to problems like super bugs, dry skin, and hand eczema. According to current research antibacterial soaps

  • Antibacterial Soap Essay

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    raising the awareness of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene to the public. Antibacterial products were introduced to prevent infection towards illnesses to kill and prevent the invasion and spread of bacteria. According to the FDA, antibacterial soap is a product that contains chemicals which help in killing bacteria (“Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It…”, n.d.). Healthcare companies heavily advertised these antibacterial soaps for their bacteria prevention benefits, convincing the public of its

  • Claim of Evaluation and Antibacterial Soap

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    generation ago antibacterial enhanced cleaning products were the domain of medical institutions. Today these products are at the entrances of stores, on home bathroom counters, and even enhancing items from shopping carts to cutting boards. On the surface increasing the widespread use of antibacterial products seems like a good idea. A closer analysis shows that the use of antibacterial products may simply be ineffective. Cause of Disease The justification for using antibacterial soap is to prevent

  • Antibacterial Soap Essay

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    bacteria on the human body. Soap is a cleaning used for the cleaning and washing of the body using water. The main element of soap is natural oils, but companies looking for a profit add other things such as scent and coloring agent to sell more. Antibacterial soap is a manmade creation that specifically targets bacteria from chemicals that are added manually. The chemical that are added purpose is to destroy any bacteria that it comes in contact with, but anti-bacterial soap is not able to neutralize

  • The Drawbacks to Antibacterial Soap Use

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    and use antibacterial products so that should be enough to keep the virus away right? Wrong. In actuality, this practice may lead to a worse case altogether as such products can be the cause of outbreaks, much less the remedy. Soap infused with supposedly bacteria killing agents have only arisen in consumption in the last fifty to one hundred years at most. Statistics now show that such products take up around 70% of the shelf space in stores.1 Despite this drastic increase in antibacterial soap products

  • Antibacterial Products: A Silent Disaster

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    benefit, and no harms, then you should likely use it. But if something has no benefits and potentially real harms, then you shouldn’t. The latter is the case with antibacterial products". (Carroll par. 1) The users of antibacterial products do not realize the harms of such, harms which overpower the benefits. When the first antibacterial product, Penicillin, was invented in 1928 it was called a miracle. (Online Textbook of Bacteriology pgs. 1-4) Deaths and illness were exponentially reduced, and penicillin

  • Antibacterial Properties of Essential Oils

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    showed promising results that fresh citrus fruit juices are good in killing bacteria. (Bansode.DS et al., IRJP 2012) Lemon is one of the Family Rutaceae. It is prepared primarily for its alkaloids, which having anticancer activities and the antibacterial properties. (Kawaii et al., 2000) Antimicrobial potential of the citrus peel extract is directly concerned with the components that they have. The studies showed that essential oils, protopine and corydaline alkaloids, lactons, polyacetylene, acyclic

  • Antibacterial Agents in the Therapy of Urinary Tract Infection

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    SECTION TWO 1. Which antibacterial agent(s) would be effective in the therapy of Mr BT’s urinary tract infection? Cephalexin and Gentamicin would be effective since they are equally sensitive to the pseudomonas aeruginosa microbe which implies they will kill the microbe and work against the bacteria. 2. State the mechanisms of action of each of these agents. Cephalexin, is a beta-lactam antibiotic. The antibiotic binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins positioned inside the bacterial

  • Antibacterial Soap Causes Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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    living there?  There most certainly are some.  But don't let that image drive you to throw down this magazine and run for the antibacterial cleanser under the sink.  Right now it is pretty tough for those bacteria to make it into your body and begin wreaking havoc, because there just aren't enough of them right there in your kitchen.  But TV commercials for antibacterial cleansers would have you believe otherwise.  Those cheery soccer moms want you to be so afraid of the bacteria living in your kitchen

  • Potential Antibacterial Properties Found in Gonium Pectorale

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    the Gonium genus produces a known growth inhibitor, we chose a species that was readily available and easy to keep in culture. The species of choice was Gonium pectorale. The bacterial species were exposed to treatment from the algae to test for antibacterial properties. The treatment occurred by the method of saturated paper disk. The results were determined by measuring the zones of inhibition around the paper disks. Materials and Methods: The testing began by growing Gonium pectorale in a 10%