DailyMail: Antibacterial soaps are useless at killing germs and may harm pregnant women, experts warn

June 26, 2017

Antibacterial soaps are useless at killing germs and may be harmful to pregnant women, experts have warned. A report published by more than 200 scientists has warned that antibacterial chemicals found in soap, lunchboxes and exercise mats could be causing ‘more harm than good’.…

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The Telegraph: Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good, scientists warn

June 25, 2017

Anti-bacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned. The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and paints…

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Forbes: Scientists Call For Tighter Limits On Use Of Ubiquitous Antimicrobial Chemicals

June 20, 2017

Triclosan, an antimicrobial chemical, is tough to avoid., which probably explains why it’s been found in the urine of most humans who’ve been tested. Last September, the Food and Drug Administration gave manufacturers one year in which to stop using triclosan in liquid soaps, due to a lack of evidence that it’s safe and effective…

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