MRSA present in the environment can be a threat to human health. It’s important to keep surfaces in homes, businesses, schools and medical facilities clean and free of bacteria, but many available products contain alcohol or triclosan which can be drying to skin and disruptive to good bacteria in the environment.
Many products which may be effective on bacteria such as MRSA in the environment can have harmful effects on human health. In a 2003 study published in The Lancet, researchers outlined how antibacterial cleaning and hygiene products are actually producing more antibiotic-resistent staph bacteria. As well, the repeated use of these types of products can kill protective bacterial flora on the skin, potentially increasing the risk of developing MRSA infections.
Products that use monolaurin in combination with essential oils and colloidal silver can be effective in killing harmful surface bacteria without jeopardizing good bacteria or human health.