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Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.

“Given the prevalence of triclosan and other antimicrobials in the environment, a greater understanding of the impact they can have on bacteria and how exposure to these antimicrobials may impact the selection and spread of clinically relevant antibiotic resistance is needed.” – Professor Laura Piddock, of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham

“New Study Links Antibiotic Resistance to Common Household Disinfectant Trisoclan .” University of Birmingham, 03 July 2017. Web. 11 July 2017.