Halogens

Chlorine and iodine are common disinfectants that are thought to act by oxidizing proteins and other essential cell components.

Chlorine Chlorine destroys all types of microorganisms and viruses but is too irritating to skin and mucous membranes to be used as an antiseptic. Chlorine-releasing compounds such as

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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