Sunday, July 15, 2007

Do you REALLY want to kill germs?

If you do, then don't use the stuff from the grocery store or Wal-Mart. 
This came from my friend, Harriet, who's an RN:
"Earlier this year, two of my friends, Joan & Sharon, taught a college level MicroBiology Lab for Nurses.   They tested the effectiveness of bleach, Isopropyl alcohol, Hydrogen peroxide, Lysol, Betadine, Listerine mouthwash, and Basic-G (diluted in a spray bottle) for killing Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis which are difficult-to-kill germs in hospitals. 
The agar plate treated with Lysol killed a few of the germs and the rest multiplied.  The other disinfectants had varied ineffective results EXCEPT FOR BASIC-G.   The germs were killed and did not grow on the agar plates sprayed with a dilute solution of Basic-G.   WOW!  Too bad I don't have a picture of the agar plates.  You'll have to use your imagination."
The bottom line is that Basic-G kills GERMS, it doesn't kill YOU.
(Thanks Harriet!)

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