Bacteria You Encounter Daily
Do you ever wonder how much of it you come across each day? The amount may truly amaze you. If you work in an office or use the bathroom you will encounter it no matter what you do. The only way to fight them is to simply wash your hands with plain soap and warm water. Of course if you work in healthcare you may come across even more it!
It is best to use the plain old fashioned soap and water and NOT those antibacterial soaps. The FDA is not so sure these antibacterial soaps are safe for long term use anymore. The FDA is concerned that long term use of these soaps may cause resistance to these chemicals and cause people not be able to fight the bacteria. The FDA just recently asked the makers of these antibacterial soaps to prove the effectiveness of them before they pull them off the market and your local store’s shelves.
The FDA is concerned about the Triclosan that is found in these types of soap. They are concerned that it is risky to use multiple times per day as many people do. This chemical in them may cause cancer and may NOT even fight off the bacteria after long term use. Other researchers have found it may be an anti-inflammatory. The FDA claims these soaps are not proven to work any better than soap and water and may cause harm. Much more research must be done on these types of soaps to come to any conclusions.