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Re: CULT: Bacterial Soft Rot

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • From: John Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 07:12:18 -0700

Bill Shear wrote:

> Yes, it can.  The widespread use of any antibacterial agent selects for
> resistant forms.  There is already concern in medical circles about the
> inclusion of antibacterials in soaps.  When we are not sparing in our use of
> a tool for the control of pests, we speed up the process of making that tool
> ineffective.  This can happen locally as well as globally.  That's why I
> don't favor "preventative" spraying of any pesticide.  These valuable agents
> (if indeed they work) should be saved for times of real need. 
> Meanwhile I'll stick with my grapefruit spoon and can of Comet. 
> Comet, by the way, is a physical bacteriacidal agent that acts through
> its hypochloride content in a way that bacteria cannot resist (it
> physically destroys them).


Thanks for that feedback. Does Clorox (hypochlorite) work the same way?

BTW, note that the new "Ultra" Clorox has half as much hypochlorite in
it as the original, and you might consider using tqice the concentration
recommended for the original.

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