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Microorganisms, also known as microbes or germs, are living cells so small that most can only be seen with a microscope. Many microbes are helpful; some are not. Antimicrobial agents are substances or mixtures of substances that act against microbes.

This web site explores the historical use of antimicrobials and looks at the many modern day benefits of these agents including the protection of our health and homes. AboutGerms.com reviews government controls for antimicrobial agents and provides scientific information about their use. There is also a media section where reporters can get information, links to other sites that provide useful information about antimicrobials and a way to contact us if you have unanswered questions.