Does microbicide use in consumer products promote antimicrobial resistance? A critical review and recommendations for a cohesive approach to risk assessment

Jean-Yves Maillard, Sally Bloomfield, Joana Rosado Coelho, Phillip J. Collier, Barry Cookson, Séamus Fanning, Andrew Hill, Philippe Hartemann, Andrew J. Mcbain, Marco Oggioni, Syed Sattar, Herbert P. Schweizer, John Threlfall

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The increasing use of microbicides in consumer products is raising concerns related to enhanced microbicide resistance in bacteria and potential cross resistance to antibiotics. The recently published documents on this topic from the European Commission have spawned much interest to better understand the true extent of the putative links for the benefit of the manufacturers, regulators, and consumers alike. This white paper is based on a 2-day workshop (SEAC-Unilever, Bedford, United Kingdom; June 2012) in the fields of microbicide usage and resistance. It identifies gaps in our knowledge and also makes specific recommendations for harmonization of key terms and refinement/standardization of methods for testing microbicide resistance to better assess the impact and possible links with cross resistance to antibiotics. It also calls for a better cohesion in research in this field. Such information is crucial to developing any risk assessment framework on microbicide use notably in consumer products. The article also identifies key research questions where there are inadequate data, which, if addressed, could promote improved knowledge and understanding to assess any related risks for consumer and environmental safety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-354
Number of pages11
JournalMicrobial Drug Resistance
Volume19
Issue number5
Early online date14 Jun 2013
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2013

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Maillard, Jean-Yves ; Bloomfield, Sally ; Coelho, Joana Rosado ; Collier, Phillip J. ; Cookson, Barry ; Fanning, Séamus ; Hill, Andrew ; Hartemann, Philippe ; Mcbain, Andrew J. ; Oggioni, Marco ; Sattar, Syed ; Schweizer, Herbert P. ; Threlfall, John. / Does microbicide use in consumer products promote antimicrobial resistance? A critical review and recommendations for a cohesive approach to risk assessment. In: Microbial Drug Resistance. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 344-354.
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Does microbicide use in consumer products promote antimicrobial resistance? A critical review and recommendations for a cohesive approach to risk assessment. / Maillard, Jean-Yves; Bloomfield, Sally; Coelho, Joana Rosado; Collier, Phillip J.; Cookson, Barry; Fanning, Séamus; Hill, Andrew; Hartemann, Philippe; Mcbain, Andrew J.; Oggioni, Marco; Sattar, Syed; Schweizer, Herbert P.; Threlfall, John.

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