Anti-Microbial Treatments for Building Products

"Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to research published in the January issue of Microbiology. The findings could have important implications for how the spread of infection is managed in hospital settings." See

This is another piece of evidence that should warn against the use of antimicrobial compounds in building products. Many companies promote building products that claim disinfectant properties, promoting them especially for schools and hospitals.

Unfortunately, the antimicrobials have not been proven to have beneficial properties, and many scientist point that they may be promoting to the growth of "superbugs".