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


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.

Environmental health professors said “plain soap and water” was the best way to protect against illness.

Laura Donnelly

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