These powerful substances help prevent the growth and spread of microbes like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Antimicrobials help keep our families safe and healthy by reducing the spread of disease, helping to ensure safe water supplies, and contributing to the preservation of important materials.
Where Are Antimicrobials Used?
Every day, tiny superheroes known as antimicrobials help kill or prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These good chemistries touch many aspects of our daily lives, often without us even realizing it.
Textiles and Fabrics
Household Cleaners and Disinfectants
Water Disinfection and Purification
Disinfectants in Public Places Campaign
The Center for Biocide Chemistries has created infographics to help raise awareness about disinfectants used in public places.
Apartments and Hotels
Hospital and Healthcare Settings
The Benefits of Antimicrobials in Our Daily Lives
How Do Antimicrobials Help?
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