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Antimicrobial agent in personal maintenance systems boosts colonization of bacteria inside individual noses An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes could be finding its method inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and may predispose some people to infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan report their findings this week in a report published in mBio-, the online open-access journal of the American Culture for Microbiology. Triclosan, a man-made compound used in a range of antibacterial personal care products such as soaps, toothpastes, kitchen surfaces, clothes and medical devices, was found in nasal passages of 41 percent of adults sampled information sur les m├ędicaments click here .

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