Are you still using Anti-bacterial Hand Soap? Not Good!

@raydene (9874)
United States
April 13, 2008 10:24am CST
Hello Friends Quote from a recent email" Ditch the Anti-bacterial Hand Soap Triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soap that kills microbes, ends up in our water sources and, at specific levels, is acutely and chronically toxic to aquatic life. Moreover, overuse of antibacterial and antimicrobial soap can help create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which may weaken the effectiveness of currently useful antibiotics. Antibacterial soap doesn’t offer any better protection against illness than vigorous hand washing with plain soap and warm water. Get Clean Hand Wash Concentrate is a great antibacterial-free alternative. It’s soap free, pH balanced, hypoallergenic, and has biodegradable surfactants." More info at www.NoToxGreen.Com xoxoxoxoxoo
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8 responses
• United States
20 Apr 08
I try to avoid using antibacterial handsoap as often as possible. I don't like using it anymore because I don't want to get ahold of some antibiotic resistent disease that I can't get rid of. So I just use regular soap and hot water. I didn't know the chemical in the soap was toxic though. Something I'll have to pass on so people stop using it.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
13 Apr 08
This is shocking news to me. Thanks for the alert. I thought that anti-bacterial hand soap will really help especially children from getting infected by bacteria. Now it calls for shopping.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 Aug 08
My dauighter had to use it recently after her surgery to avopid infection in her incisions. That is what the doctor recommended to her to use. He told her not to use regular soap. I will have to check out the link you have provided though. Thanks.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
20 Apr 08
This information makes me feel better. I always try to not use the antibacterial soap as often as I can. I didn't trust it when it first came out and now I really have a reason not to trust it. I'll have to check out the site now! Thanks! And I'll make sure to spread the word.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
13 Apr 08
I tried the antibacterial but didn't like them. The hand soaps seemed to dry out the skin too much and some of them my sister is allergic to so we never got into buying them. I did try the anti-bacterial dish soap but hated it. It didn't suds up enough and it didn't seem to do a good job on the dishes so I didn't buy any afterwards. I prefer just using regular soap.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
Actually, I never really used the anti bacterial soaps. I read about 4 years ago that anti bacterial soaps actually reduce our tolerance to warding off bacteria and can make us sicker. This was from a medical journal.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
13 Apr 08
Hi Raydene, I´ve never used antibacterial soap and after reading all the useful info you provided here, I´m quite glad I didn´t. I didn´t know it could create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, we never bought it because we didn´t believe that it would actually kill microbes. The same goes for antibacterial washing-up liquid. Thanks for the information :-)) XXX Dana
@BarBaraPrz (20778)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Apr 08
I've never been sucked in by the antibacterial craze... there are good bacteria (yogurt) and bad bacteria (e. coli) but no need to attack all bacteria indiscriminately. How can a person build up immunities by avoiding exposure?