Macquarie University Study shows QUAT Disinfectant encourages Antimicrobial Resistance

It’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and a study funded by Australia's NH&MRC at Macquarie University has warned that the common quaternary ammonium compound (QUAT) disinfectant benzalkonium chloride (BAC) may be a “double agent”, not only blocking antibiotics from working but  encouraging bacteria to become more resistant. Their study found: 

 “BAC could not only prevent aminoglycoside antibiotics from working, but also promote the evolution of resistant bacteria, which is extremely concerning given how widely BAC used” said one of the study authors, Dr Francesca Short.

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