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Antibacterial soaps are unhealthy!

Suddenly I’m told—I have to change the way I wash and clean. I used to buy antibacterial soaps for bathing and for dishwashing. After all, I thought they were helping me and my kids be healthy.

Now the news is that antibacterial soaps products may be hurting us, and the FDA is requiring “soap manufacturers to demonstrate that antibacterial substances are safe or to take them out of the products altogether”.

The Natural Resources Defense Council warns that the antibacterial chemicals are making us less healthy by interfering with hormones in children and encouraging the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.

Simple solution—I’ve stopped buying anything labeled “antibacterial” or “antimicrobial” in soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, and personal care products.

Read news here.

03-02-14 | 0 comments | in blog

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