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Conclusion

Based on the currently available scientific literature and information on microbial-based cleaning products, it appears that genetically modified micro-organisms could potentially play a significant role in the production of modified enzymes with enhanced properties for use as active ingredients in cleaning products for a variety of applications. However, currently known use patterns for these products may involve significant human exposure. As well, public perceptions regarding genetically modified organisms continue to be generally unfavourable. Thus, there is little indication at the present time that genetically modified micro-organisms themselves will find their way into commercially available microbial-based cleaning products as active ingredients in the foreseeable future.

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