Global infection control experts agree: Microbial resistance/tolerance has reached critical levels.
There are multiple causes, but high up on the list are:
i) incorrect/ineffective cleaning methods and
ii) inappropriate use of disinfectants – particularly the application of insufficient active ingredient to ensure eradication of organism populations rather than ‘control’*.
Chlorination is effective because of its unique ability to break down the microscopic protein biofilm shielding organisms and control odor formation