Global biocide industry launches platform to provide important information about antimicrobials
WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) – From stopping the spread of disease, to treating drinking water, to preserving home goods, antimicrobials help keep families safe. To explain the critical benefits of antimicrobials, the Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) launched today the consumer-oriented website GoodChemistryLivesHere.com, providing important, factual information about antimicrobials to the greater public.
“Throughout history, antimicrobials have played a critical role in helping stop the spread of disease,” said Komal K. Jain, Executive Director of the CBC. “But there are many other uses for antimicrobials that people may not know about or may be misunderstood. GoodChemistryLivesHere.com provides factual information and dispels myths about these chemistries.”
GoodChemistryLivesHere.com is an easy-to-understand resource that provides important information on the benefits of antimicrobials as they effect many aspects of a family’s everyday life. The website explains how antimicrobials are used in homes, public spaces, such as healthcare facilities and schools, and industrial settings. The new website helps advance CBC’s mission of promoting the benefits of antimicrobials and protecting public health.
Antimicrobials, also known as biocides, help prevent the growth and spread of microbes. A class of antimicrobials, known as disinfectants and sterilants, kill many disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Antimicrobials also support material preservation, essential to product sustainability; while others ensure countless manufacturing and industrial processes are not compromised by microorganism growth.
“These chemistries touch many facets of our everyday life. The public should have access to information about what antimicrobials are, how they are used, and how they are evaluated for safety” continued Jain. “We, as an industry, take the responsibility of providing access to this information seriously. GoodChemistryLivesHere.com is just one of the many ways we’re committed to ensuring people understand the safe and effective use of antimicrobials.”
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