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Most disinfectants are rendered ineffective or much less effective in the presence of organic materials. Washing your clothes prior to adding Canesten in the rinse allows removal of organic matter and therefore more effective action.


It is true that many/most unicellular organisms such as e.g. bacteria or fungi have no need for sex to reproduce, and can divide by simple cell division. However, sex (defined rather broadly) is a universal feature of life. For example see this review article by Rosie Redfield, which examines exactly what we mean by "sex". The broad definition is just ...

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