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Old 12-08-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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A study by UC Davis found that in Rats and Human Cells in the Lab when exposed to antibacterial soaps that the Hormones are effected and not in a good sense.

Here's the article for those interested.

Antibacterial Chemical Disrupts Hormone Activities, Study Finds

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Old 12-08-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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I heard of this before Foot...I think there is something to it too.
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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I dislike using any antibacterial soaps. I also thought that they make germs stronger.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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yeah, yeah, yeah!

Let's see what develops in the next year.

Until then, I am not about to disregard the effects of the anti-microbial soaps. So far, their advantages seem to outweigh their disadvantages.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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As a healthcare worker of 17 years, I can tell you that soap is soap!!

FRICTION is what kills (gets rid of) germs - not the type of soap you use. My Mom, a nurse of 30+ years, agrees.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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yeah, yeah, yeah!

Let's see what develops in the next year.

Until then, I am not about to disregard the effects of the anti-microbial soaps. So far, their advantages seem to outweigh their disadvantages.
What advantages? The CDC has said since 2000 that they don't do anything to reduce bacteria counts or reduce infection over regular soap.

Antibacterial Cleaning Products and Drug Resistance | CDC EID
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I hadn't heard of this particular substance in anti-bacterial soaps being bad, but I do not use anti-bacterial soaps because I perceive them as toxic. Anti-bacterial soaps are not needed if you wash well with regular soap and water. Regular soap and water is extremely effective at getting rid of germs. Just lather well, rinse and dry.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:55 AM
 
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stock, thanks for finding that article. i still won't use them.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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"As a healthcare worker of 17 years, I can tell you that soap is soap!!

FRICTION is what kills (gets rid of) germs - not the type of soap you use. My Mom, a nurse of 30+ years, agrees."





so your saying we don't really need soap?


All soap is antibacterial. Different manufacturers use different chemicals. The most popular is Neomycin which is found in "deodorant soaps" as well as Dial antibacterial



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This is a study done at the University of Minnesota
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The Historic Southwest
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so your saying we don't really need soap?
No. What I meant was that soap is soap. You shouldn't have to buy "special" antibacterial soap. One soap is just as good as the next. Like someone else agreed, it all depends on how well (and for how long) you lather. This is what kills germs. Not the brand of soap.

It's just like how Tide (sorry, Tide) tries to convince people that they need a special "Cold Water" detergent to wash in cold water. You don't. I'll try to find the article where I read that and post it here.
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