CitationCarson, Robyn T.; Larson, Elaine L.; Levy, Stuart B.; Marshall, Bonnie; & Aiello, Allison E. (2008). Use of Antibacterial Consumer Products Containing Quaternary Ammonium Compounds and Drug Resistance in the Community. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 62(5), 1160-1162. PMCID: PMC2721695
AbstractQuaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), such as benzalkonium chloride (BAC), are broad-spectrum antimicrobials widely used for decades to disinfect environmental surfaces in clinical and industrial settings. Reports examining the relationships between biocide use and bacterial resistance among isolates from the community setting are limited. We assessed the effect of antibacterial product usage in the home environment on susceptibility to BAC to determine whether there is a correlation between BAC and triclosan MICs and antibiotic resistance.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Author(s)Carson, Robyn T.
Larson, Elaine L.
Levy, Stuart B.
Aiello, Allison E.