Thursday, February 12, 2009

Antibacterial Soap May Not All Be That Good Afterall

I recently saw a tail end of a segment regarding Antibacterial soap may not be that great after all. Since I catched the tail end of the show and missed most of the information, I was looking for more information. Then I found a blog titled "The Soap Cafe" ( which had an article that I thought I would share with you:

Antibacterial soaps, which often claim to kill 99.9% of germs, have become extremely popular in our germ-phobic age, but is this a good thing? The bacteria-fighting ingredients in those soaps may be doing you more harm than good. Extra-strength antibacterial ingredients in soaps, while killing harmful bacteria, can also kill healthy bacteria that exist to protect your skin thus endangering you and stripping your skin of those healthy bacteria. Killing too much of your body’s bacteria, when overdone, can even lead to causing diseases such as eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, and even diabetes...



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