Safety of antibacterial soap debated

by Alenka

Another great WebMD article that makes you think some things over: Safety of Antibacterial Soap Debated


Millions of Americans use antibacterial soaps and household cleaners every day, believing that their germ-killing ability will keep them and their families healthier.

But could these same chemicals that fight germs also be hazardous to your health?

That’s a question being studied by a group of researchers at the University of California, Davis. In three separate studies, the researchers showed that the chemicals — triclosan and triclocarban — have potential to affect sex hormones and interfere with the nervous system.

They also may become suspects in the search for causes of autism.

Read the rest of the article at Web MD site

As someone who has antibacterial products all over the place, this research appears deeply concerning. Overall, I think today it is actually much harder to find the products that don’t have antibacterial ingredients in them, but this study definitely makes you think twice.