The antibiotic resistance was found to be linked to the triclosan included in the commonly used disinfectant type at homes. It was determined that the antibiotic resistance was linked to the triclosan included in the commonly used disinfectant type at homes.
According to a recent study made by the scientists of the Birmingham University and the Norwich Research Park, it is found that there is a relationship between the resistance to the antibiotics and the resistance to the triclosan found inside household cleaners.
In the study, it was observed that a bacterium mutated to develop resistance to quinolone antibiotics, became resistant to triclosan at the same time. This discovery was described as an unexpected finding. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
While the discovery raises concerns about the use of triclosan to provide antimicrobial resistance, attention has been drawn to the explosion of antimicrobial cleaning materials sold in the marketplace over the past decade.