Brooding On

Should We Avoid Antibacterial Soaps?

You may have heard some news lately related to antibacterial soaps.  It's not often soap makes the news, so I took note.  Apparently, the FDA is asking anti-bacterial soap manufacturers to prove their product's effectiveness.  According to this article from CNN, "there is currently no evidence that [antibacterial soaps] are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water.

"Further, some data suggest that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products -- for example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar soaps) -- could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects."

Yikes!  I'll be looking forward to their findings.  In the meantime, I'll just keep plugging away with my all-natural goat milk soap.  :)  It seems hard to go wrong there.