Friday, July 26, 2013

Antibacterial Soap and Sanitizers

Antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers seem like a good idea, especially if you have an issue with germs. But alas, all they really do is make the bacteria more resistant, resulting in mutant, super-strong bacteria that won't die. You're better off using regular soap. The cleaning action is mainly in the friction that occurs from rubbing your hands together. There is something psychologically calming about the whole "anti-bacterial" thing, but it doesn't actually help.
That's not to say that hand sanitizer gel should be avoided at all costs. I use it when I've touched something nasty or suspect at times when I don't have access to water or soap. Just use it sparingly, when you have no other option.

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