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Antibacterial Soap Is a Wash, Study Says

By on September 17, 2015
Liquid Soap Safety

And I thought I was doing a good thing. Now I need to check to see if I can save money by using regular soap. What do you think?    Alexa

by Alice Park (Time.com)

It’s official: Antibacterial formulas do not work better than regular soap

If you’re bothering to wash your hands regularly—and you should—you’re probably using antibacterials, many of which contain triclosan, an effective bacteria-, virus- and fungus-fighting agent. But concerns over the health consequences of too much exposure to triclosan—it can breed resistant bacterial strains, disrupt hormones and possibly contribute to some cancers—compelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 to require manufacturers to prove that antibacterial soaps are safe to use and more effective than traditional soaps.

MORE: Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

What researchers found, as they detailed in an report published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, was that…………..

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