Why not use antibacterial soaps? First, regular soaps do the same thing just as well. Antibacterial soaps do not get rid of germs any better than regular soaps and water. In fact, it’s more of a marketing device than anything else.
Second, we don’t need to introduce more antibacterial chemicals into the environment, making them less effective. The environment is already choking on them and their usefulness in fighting disease continues to be diminished as a consequence. Third, the ingredients could contribute to harmful hormonal changes, especially if used over a long period of time.
Taking a closer look, the manufacturers haven’t proven that the antimicrobial ingredients are safe for daily use over a long period of time. That’s why the FDA is issuing a final rule which will ban antiseptic wash products like bar soaps, foam, gel hand soaps and body washes that contain antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban.
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