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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Research

Antibacterial Cleaning Products and Drug Resistance

Allison E. Aiello*Comments to Author , Bonnie Marshall†, Stuart B. Levy†, Phyllis Della-Latta‡, Susan X. Lin‡, and Elaine Larson‡
Author affiliations: *University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; †Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

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Proportion of study participants with >1 bacterial species resistant to an antimicrobial agent on their hands. In the group that used antibacterial products, 82 and 105 hand samples were available at baseline and at year-end, respectively. In the group that used nonantibacterial products (i.e., plain soap), 82 and 96 hand samples were available at baseline and at year-end, respectively.

Figure 2. Proportion of study participants with >1 bacterial species resistant to an antimicrobial agent on their hands. In the group that used antibacterial products, 82 and 105 hand samples were available at baseline and at year-end, respectively. In the group that used nonantibacterial products (i.e., plain soap), 82 and 96 hand samples were available at baseline and at year-end, respectively.

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