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How Does Triclosan Work To Kill Germs
Depends: Triclosan works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to build cell membranes (basically the skin of the germ). At low concentrations triclosan is bacteriostatic meaning it prevents bacteria from increasing in number. At higher concentrations triclosan kills bacteria. The use of triclosan at low concentrations may permit the emergence of pathogenic germs resistant to its effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do disinfectant wipes kill flu and norovirus germs . If not is there something that does work on surfaces?
Depends: Majority of disinfectant wipes if you look at the label should clarify percentage of germs kills. Most viruses do not linger around surfaces that long, though I am aware that norovirus can linger on fomites. But disinfectant wipes should eliminate surface contaminants as changes in ph or chemical agents affect the viability of viruses as well as other organisms. ...Read more
Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more
Will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?
Very effective.: Chlorine compounds are widely used to kill bacteria and disinfect surfaces. Examples include treating water, washing fruit and vegetables and disinfecting food contact surfaces. Chlorine is usually combined with inorganic compounds, such as sodium or calcium, to produce hypochlorites, which are effective disinfectants. Chlorine mixed with sodium is a liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite naocl). ...Read more
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