How does the use of disinfectants (hand sanitizers, disinfectants used in washing machines, etc.) affect the antimicrobial resistance of microbes found all around the world?

TH Thomaswang asked on 09 June 2020, 20:26
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My best guess would be … not at all. Our interventions in the microbial world are important for us, but localised, transient and unnoticeable from their point of view. Oceans, sediments, the Arctic, tundra, deserts - microbes are abundant where we don't exist at all.

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