Dr Lanyon was speaking to The Telegraph after conducting an experiment for the BBC programme, Trust Me I'm A Doctor, which found "dramatic growth" of microbes within 12 hours of cleaning of a regular kitchen surface with wipes.
Kastus’s survey – which questioned 1,000 UK consumers – found that close to three quarters of people still use antibacterial sprays to clean their kitchens and bathrooms, while 44% use antibacterial wipes instead of reusable cloths despite consumers becoming more committed to finding more eco-friendly cleaning solutions.
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