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Redden Michael Crisp reddin at ix.netcom.com
Sat Aug 12 18:09:39 EST 1995

brett at BORCIM.WUSTL.EDU (brett) wrote:

>>Dear Robert, Antibacterial cleaners do not contain antibiotics but
>>quite strong antibacterial chemicals (best known is hypochlorite and
>>bleach in cleaners). No bug is likely to develop much resistance
>>against that, best not taken internally!
>>But I wonder, is there anybody who knows the mystical active ingre-
>>dient in Dettol, or is that a trade-secret?
>>Denni (ds4 at st-and.ac.uk)

>Actually hypochlorite resistance is very real, especially a problem in
>areas that have relied heavily on chlorination in water treatment, including
>right here in the US. 

>Brett Lindenbach
>Program in Immunology                              
>Washington University - St Louis                  
>brett at borcim.wustl.edu                             

Is it immunity of another form of adaptation, such as the protective
shell of crypto oocysts?

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