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Do Antibacterial Building Materials Pose a Health Risk?


By Cathryn Jakicic Paints & Coatings

Scientists say more microbes are healthier than fewer microbes in a space because it’s better if pathogens face more competition., according to an article on the GreenBiz website.

Scientists are finding hospitals with operable windows have fewer pathogens, for example.

Manufacturers operate on the opposite assumption — that more microbes are bad, and they have set about eliminating them.

But contrary to their intention to kill bacteria, antibacterial products seem to make bacteria stronger, the article said.

Read the article.

Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net

 

 

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