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Health council warns of excessive use of disinfectants

Health council warns of excessive use of disinfectants

Disinfectants should not be bandied about to be used. This calls the board of Health Wednesday. The drugs kill bacteria which are particularly useful are for the people and excessive use of certain drugs can also result in that pathogens there is resistant to be.

The resources are indispensable to, for example, medical devices to be disinfected or contamination and spoilage of foods to avoid, and must also be primarily used.

For many other cases the need is not demonstrated, says the council. The usefulness of the daily washing of intensivecarepatiënten with chlorhexidine or routine disinfection of floors, walls and ceilings in hospitals, for example, not shown.

At home, people are using more and more disinfectants, for example, in laundry detergents, hand soap, toothpaste and mouthwash. For the health is usually not necessary, says the council.

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