Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

2 p.

Publication Date

12-2016

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Source Publication

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Source ISSN

0066-4804

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1128/AAC.02105-16; PubMed Central, PMCID: PMC27736758

Abstract

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a final rule to ban triclosan and 18 other antimicrobial chemicals from soaps. We applaud this rule specifically because of the associated risks that triclosan poses to the spread of antibiotic resistance throughout the environment. This persistent chemical constantly stresses bacteria to adapt, and behavior that promotes antibiotic resistance needs to be stopped immediately when the benefits are null.

Comments

Published version. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, No. 12 (December 2016): 7015-7016. DOI. © American Society for Microbiology 2016. Used with permission.

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