Many of us have at one time or another probably used some antibacterial soap.
Personally, I try to avoid the antibacterial soaps because I always thought the problem with antibacterial soap, is you are training the bacterial to resist it.
Over the last several years the FDA has been looking closely at antibacterial soaps and have told manufacturers they have to show that it's both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years.
Further studies show that many of the active ingredients in antibacterial soaps can be harmful and one ingredient in particular – Triclosan, studies have shown that the chemical can disrupt the endocrine systems and impair muscle function.
In September 2016, the FDA banned the use of triclosan and 18 other active ingredients in over-the-counter antibacterial soaps. Manufacturers were given one year from the FDA announcement to remove these ingredients from their products or take the products off the market. (Courtesy of Joseph Stromberg SMITHSONIAN.COM)
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