Sanitizers and Disinfectants

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by chigley
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Chemistry
Grade:
9

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Sanitizers and Disinfectants

Sanitizers and Disinfectants

Sanitizer Dangers

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Examples of "superbugs"

Evidence of the dangers of triclosan

Solutions

This problem of the evolution of "superbugs" in our country can be solved by the sanitizer companies taking out dangerous chemicals (such as triclosan) and replacing those chemicals with other chemicals that aren't hurtful but still perform the same positive function as these dangerous chemicals. We also can solve this problem by not using sanitizers and disinfectants CONSTANTLY and for no real reason. In a lot of ways, sanitizers and disinfectants are more bad than positive, especially with the rapid evolution of "superbugs" happening right now in our country. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

In hand sanitizers, there is a synthetic chemical, called triclosan, that is being used in a widespread amount of hand sanitizers and disenfectants. After many studies, triclosan has been suggested to be a very dangerous chemical.

The evolution of superbugs is caused by people (especially in the United States) using antibiotics for small colds and small infections that your body could instead fight off. The 1% of bacteria that survives from the sanitizers then adapts and becomes resistant to the sanitizers and disinfectants because we use the sanitizers carelessly. We completely overuse them. We overuse antibiotics and sanitizers, and it creates "superbugs."

Evolution of Super Bugs

The chemical of triclosan is a very dangerous chemical. As Dr. Mercola says in the site "articles.mercola.com", "Triclosan, a high production volume ingredient used as a bactericide in personal care products such as toothpaste, deodorant, and antibacterial soap, has been linked to heart disease and heart failure in a new study." Triclosan is very dangerous and is found in many household products. You must be aware.

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Staphylococcus (MRSA) is an example of a rapidly growing "superbug" that has become that way because of our overuse of anitbiotics, sanitizers, and disinfectants. It contributes to more U.S deaths than HIV in the present day!

Sources

- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315869/- http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/29/triclosan-in-personal-care-products.aspx-Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXt0I48LveE


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