a year ago
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Antibacterial Soaps May Be Making Us Sicker
When you are a kid, your parents teach you to wash your hands every time before you eat, blow your nose and use the bathroom.
While many thought that was good for you, that may not always be the case. According to Ars Technica, the Food and Drug Administration has asked companies to submit data backing up the claims that those soaps are “better” than other kinds of cleansers.
Many researchers are claiming that some of the chemicals used in antibacterial soap are actually leaving us more vulnerable to certain diseases.
So what should we do? For now, studies stay to stick to Alcohol-based cleansers and good old fashioned soap.
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The best way to really kill bacteria is heat. Antibacterial soap kills 99.9% of germs (give or take) which sounds like a lot until you realize there's 1,000s of bacteria in every centimeter of your skin. The bacteria left behind is more resistant to antibacterial, which means if it does make you sick the medicine we have will be less effective. Hot water might be uncomfortable but it definitely nukes it.
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true. using too much antibacterial soap will kill some good bacteria.. use it moderately
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