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moonbutt


Nov 19, 2012, 4:58 PM

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Re: [jt512] Can antibacterial/antiseptic chalk help reduce the risk of infections from indoor/outdoor climbing?
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jt512 wrote:
Moonbutt, two questions:

1. The widespread use of anti-bacterial agents is thought to be a contributor to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial. Furthermore, I would be concerned that frequent exposure to an antibiotic could increase an individual's risk of becoming infected with a resistant strain of bacteria. If use of anti-bacterial chalk became widespread in gyms, then I would be further concerned about the cumulative exposure to the anti-bacterial agent by users and employees of the gym. Contrary to healeyje, widespread adoption of anti-bacterial chalk in gyms would be expected to increase, not decrease, the probability of an MRSA outbreak from exposure at the gym. Finally, the question: Regarding your proposed product, should this be a concern, and if not, why not?

2. Would using your product be expected to be more effective than washing your hands after climbing, and if so, why?

Jay


Hi Jt512

Thanks for your insight and really intelligent questions..

1. It is quite a debatable topic whether anti-bacterial drugs encourage the mutations in bacteria to make them resistant as it happened with mosquitoes probably.
But this is still an open issue whether all chemical contribute to mutations. The answer is no. My chemical has a proven record of being used in various health sectors without an trace of promoting mutations or maybe no study have been done to test that. I can say with confidence that the chances of bacteria developing resistant to this drug are very bleek.

b. You are talking same as washing your penis after having unsafe sex and saying I am safe. pun intended:)
It is always better to prevent the contact with the bacteria to increase effectiveness


(This post was edited by moonbutt on Nov 19, 2012, 5:03 PM)



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