anit-bacterial soap

@cher913 (25859)
Canada
April 28, 2009 5:37pm CST
do you think it works? that it kills germs? do you carry the soap/hand gel with you?
5 responses
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
1 May 09
it works because you have to wash your hands with it in the hospitals, but I don't think it is that necessary though. There is a lot research saying it is breaking down our natural resistance against germs.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Hey cher! The reports are now saying that too much use of antibacterial soap is no good. It just weakens the immune system and makes it more difficult to fight the germs. They say that you are better off using regular soap then the antibacterial soap. I don't quite understand that because when I was in the hospital the nurses were using it every time the touched a different patient and of course that made perfect sense!
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Actually just plain old regular soap works just as well for everyday use as long as you wash long enough, which is the same amount for both. Over using the antibacteria soaps and products just makes for more resistant strains of bacteria and thus makes them harder to kill when there is problem. I don't carry the hand gel and would only use it in extreme cases if it was available. I have a strong immune system probably because I grew up being exposed to the everyday bacteria and viruses before all these antibacteria products were available and therefore I almost never get sick, no colds, never had the flu, etc.
@greenline (14848)
• Canada
28 Apr 09
I use anti-bacterial soap all the time. I wash my hands with that soap when I come back from outside.
• United States
28 Apr 09
I've heard that using it too much actually weakens our immunity to germs and bacteria.