YAY! Science might be winning this one:
A few weeks ago, the FDA announced a bold new position on antibacterial soap: Manufacturers have to show that it’s both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years. But we’re here to tell you that you probably shouldn’t wait that long to stop using antibacterial soaps.
1. Antibacterial soaps are no more effective than conventional soap and water.
2. Antibacterial soaps have the potential to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
3. The soaps could act as endocrine disruptors.
4. The soaps might lead to other health problems, too.
5. Antibacterial soaps are bad for the environment.
Read detailed report by Smithsonian Magazine here.