Antimicrobials are incredibly important for the protection of public health. They help us reduce the spread of disease, play a critical role in helping the products we purchase last longer, and keep our industrial processes and workers safe.
That’s why the companies that make and work with antimicrobials are doing more to ensure all antimicrobials are used responsibly, effectively and safely. We’re investing a significant amount of time, money, and energy into research, so we can understand what our consumers expect and need from us to feel comfortable and safe as they use our products. We often go above and beyond to use third-parties to test our products’ safety and working with regulators to ensure both our products and their label and usage directions are clear and easily understood by you.
But we also know that overuse of antimicrobials may jeopardize our ability to kill bacteria in the future. Antimicrobials should not be treated as an unlimited resource, and we must be careful with how and when we use them. Using them too much – like when they aren’t necessary – is not smart business and is not good for public health.
We’re taking our responsibility seriously, and we’re committed to ensuring the safe and effective use of antimicrobials, today and long into the future.