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Antibacterial products: myth or reality?

Nausheen Saeed

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.060


The media plays a pivotal role in creating public awareness about every aspect of life, including healthcare. This has revolutionised the lifestyles of even those who are not literate. The other side of the story is, however, not so bright. Advertising campaigns of personal hygiene products like soap is one example. The promotion of antibacterial products as being a guard against diseases like diarrhoea is actually misleading.

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