Friday, February 25, 2011

Don't use antibacterial soaps to wash hands

I've known this for years because I read an article about a young student who performed an experiment for a Science Fair and proved that antimicrobial soaps not only do not work any better than soap (physical removal of microbes) but actually contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.  (That was 15 years ago.)

Here is a current study that shows the same results.  Happy reading!

Myths About Hand Hygiene

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