Did you hear the recent news that the U.S. is banning antibacterial soap? While this might seem like a win for some, and bad news for others, the real news is actually very grim: we may be acting too late when it comes to preventing the rise of super bugs that are resistant to conventional antibacterial solutions.
Scientific American points out a common issue facing doctors today. A patient may come in complaining of a fever, side pain, and pressure during urination. The likely culprit? A kidney infection. The treatment, though, is not as easy as it once was. For every patient that receives a powerful antibiotic, the risk for the next patient is greater: a few microbes will always evolve and become more difficult to treat the next time.
Now multiply that by the millions upon millions