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Antibacterial Products – Are they really a good idea?

When selecting products – antibacterial is better, right?

In fact there is great concern that their use may pose potential risks in the arena of antibiotic resistance.  So – if it’s not better than soap and water – choose products without the anti-bacterial.

“The finding was praised by physicians who have long expressed concerns that the use of antibacterial soaps and lotions by consumers may be doing more harm than good. For example, the American Medical Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs published a report in the August 2002 Archives of Dermatology that it was prudent to avoid these products since evidence on their efficacy was lacking and the issue of antibiotic resistance is so critical.”

For the full story from the AMA.

Another perspective.

And this discussion hasn’t even addressed the use of Tricolosan in antibacterial products.

There are some alternatives – when hand washing just can’t be done. Products like Clean Well, that are plant based natural formulations.

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  • @stampylisa August 12, 2010, 6:26 pm

    heck no. I don’t buy triclosan products. not in several years.  love ALL CleanWell’s products and they tweet out coupons and send emails with coupons as well!! Love their stuff!

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