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Re: CULT: Rot and Soap

  • Subject: Re: CULT: Rot and Soap
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 18:52:13 -0800

From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>

vince lewonski wrote:
> From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>
>    There are several brands of liquid dish soap on the market now that
> advertise that they are antibacterial. (I have Ajax here.) Since many
> people add soap as a sticker when spraying for leaf spot and borer
> anyway, it occurs to me - does anyone know if the biocide in the soap
> may kill or inhibit the bacteria responsible for causing rot? Should
> we be covering our irises with thousands of tiny scrubbing bubbles? Or
> have I been watching too many commercials again?
>    The active ingredient listed is Triclosan, if this helps.

I heard a Dr DEan news bite a couple of weeks ago that said that regular
liquid dish soap did at least as good a job at killing germs as the
antibacterial soap and in some cases better.  Just another bit if info...

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