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Probably, it is worth to add some historic (and ironic) "perspective" to this question. It will probably explain that even without scientific research the answer to this question is probably "no" and that real use of bacterial soap should probably be reduced to hospital settings and not expanded to households as suggest promotions and commercials. The ...


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You may be interested to look into the Old friends hypothesis, since this is related to how the human immune system may respond to reduced biodiversity in the microbiota. The basic idea is that the human immune system is developed by exposture to the microbiota, and without exposture to organisms from our evolutionary past, immune system regulation might ...


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Human immune defense response is primed by cell damage products as it does not have prior knowledge about bacterial or viral "malware". The whole purpose of disinfectant substances is damaging cells and potential organic disease carriers. As those substances are not discriminating, frequent use of them will prime your immune defense against benign organic ...


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Short answer: There is no benefit for their use in households. Long answer: These soaps (see here for the complete list) contain the so called quaternary ammonium compounds Benzalkonium chloride and Cetrimonium chloride which indeed have antimicrobial properties. While they do not promote resistance to these compounds (see reference 1), their use is still ...


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Chris has correctly identified the antibacterial agent in the hand soap depicted in the image in the question, and therefore his answer is superior as a direct answer. Nevertheless, other members of the Softsoap series of hand soap uses triclosan, 0.15% as their antibacterial agent, as seen in an image of their ingredient list on the reverse of the bottle. ...


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What is the longest observed lifespan of a mosquito, especially of the species Anopheles arabiensis? Mean lifespan calculations for Anopheles arabiensis range from 14 days (Karoki, 2013)* to 21 days (Yamada et al. 2014)** *This Masters thesis tests efficacy of different drugs against An. arabiensis, 14 days is the mean control lifespan. **These An. ...



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