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Re: CULT: Bacterial Soft Rot

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • From: Bill Shear <wshear@hsc.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 11:23:40 -0400

On 9/5/01 10:12 AM, "John Jones" <jijones@usjoneses.com> wrote:

> 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).
> Bill,
> Thanks for that feedback. Does Clorox (hypochlorite) work the same way?
Yes, hypochlorite is in fact the right term....


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