Pollution – Plastics, Antimicrobials & Chemicals

Currently, there are 278 million annual wound dressing changes in UK primary care. Most dressing changes include the use of wound cleaning solutions and dressings, which for infected wounds frequently contain chemical antimicrobials such as e.g. polyaminopropyl biguanide aka polyhexamethylene biguanide aka PHMB aka polyhexanide aka polihexanide, chlorhexidine,…

How antiseptics and disinfectants make you resistant to antibiotics.

It has always been assumed that antimicrobial resistance would only develop in response to the use of antibiotics, but newer data suggest that antiseptics, disinfectants and other antibacterial approaches are even worse at creating resistance. Data namely indicate that these chemicals cause the bacteria to become tolerant or…

Chair of the WHO Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) group

Publication shows that MPPT acts as a passive immunotherapy that interacts with the microbiome and calls for a paradigm shift in the treatment of wounds and ulcers (Sams-Dodd et al. 2018). In response to these findings, Executive Board member of the World Health Organization (WHO), and chair of…

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