Resisting disinfectants

Harrie van Dijk*, Henri Verbrugh, Tjakko Abee, Jan Willem Andriessen, Benno ter Kuile, Dik Mevius, Mark Montforts, Willem van Schaik, Heike Schmitt, Hauke Smidt, Jan-Willem Veening, Andreas Voss

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although often overlooked, the use of disinfectants can lead to antimicrobial resistance and this may exacerbate resistance to antibiotics. Here, we explain why all antimicrobial agents, including disinfectants, should be used prudently in a way that is guided by evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalCommunications medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2022


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