Since SARs and Bird Flu Virus scares we have become obsessed with cleanliness.
Everywhere we go - church, shopping, work - there are containers of antibacterial soap are your disposal. Chances are there is a container of antibacterial soap in your car or in your purse.
Many people have become obsessive with using these chemical laden hand soaps and bodywash despite the fact that there is little to no proof that they stop the spread of germs any better than good old hot water and soap.
In fact, I have posted about concerns which have been raised about impending bacterial resistance or even worse interference with the body's hormone levels.
The American Food and Drug Administration has released a report indicating that triclosan, triclocarban, and other active ingredients in these antibacterial soaps could lead to problems down the road.
The FDA is proposing that manufacturers to prove
that their antibacterial cleaners are safe for daily use and more
effective than soap and water in preventing illness.