Some disagreed with him. This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a scheduled plan of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research business unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. AP reports about ‘significant’ clarification of Pope’s comments in condoms to prevent HIV The Associated Press/Washington Post reports that after questions arose about Pope Benedict XVI’s comments on the use of condoms to prevent HIV, which translation implied that he was discussing homosexual sex primarily, when condoms aren’t being used as a form of contraception, Vatican spokesman, the Rev.Although the chemicals in charge of the declines are common in household cleaning products and disinfectants used in medical and food preparation settings, including hands sanitizers, academic scientists haven’t published a rigorous research, until now, on the safety or toxicity. ‘It is likely that you have these chemicals in your own home,’ stated Dr. Terry Hrubec, a research assistant professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. ‘The answer to the question, 'Are these chemicals harmful to humans?' is that we simply don't understand.’ Hrubec and her research team at the veterinary college saw a decline in reproductive efficiency of her mice. Stumped by her initial findings, Hrubec noticed animal care staff in her laboratory wetting their hands with a disinfectant before touching the mice.