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How effective are antibacterial products?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some microorganisms are resistant to antibacterial products and sanitizers such as bleach. It's not reason for alarm, but it does reinforce the fact that not all "antibacterial" products will provide 100 percent protection from germs, so we advise against developing a false sense of security. Just because a sponge contains antimicrobial elements doesn't mean that it will remain uncontaminated if it's dropped on the floor.
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