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Not sure if this warning against certain anti-bacterial soaps is overblown.  But then, also not sure if using antibacterial soap is even necessary for the average person at home??

Read the warning here.


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A lot of schools were phasing these out, and then the H1N1 scare happened and they were back.
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Not overblown, and long overdue.

BTW, soap by its very nature is antibacterial. It doesn't need help.


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My generation ATE dirt for breakfast, and we turned out OK just washing up with Ivory.
I think it is reasonably well established that for a person with a normal immune system, scrubbing with antibacterial everything all the time just make you more vulnerable when something really nasty comes along.


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The over-use of these things is definitely a problem.  And it is HARD to find any liquid soaps, anyway, that don't have triclosan!  Drives me nuts, because as noted it's both unnecessary AND harmful.

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And it is HARD to find any liquid soaps, anyway, that don't have triclosan!  Drives me nuts, because as noted it's both unnecessary AND harmful.

Yes, "plain" liquid soaps have disappeared from the grocery store.
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And it is HARD to find any liquid soaps, anyway, that don't have triclosan!  Drives me nuts, because as noted it's both unnecessary AND harmful.

Yes, "plain" liquid soaps have disappeared from the grocery store.

I've had to go to using Campsuds. It's the only thing I can find that's not loaded with antibacterial chemicals and various perfumes and stuff that aggravates my allergies.
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