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antibacterial

You'd have to wash your hands for nine hours to see results from this antibacterial soap.
Triclosan is the main ingredient in "antibacterial" soaps. It has the ability to kill as well as prevent the growth of harmful microbes. Over the years, the shine of triclosan has faded due to a combination of problems found in the lab. A natural alternative to triclosan has been growing in both presence and popularity.
In response to concerns that widespread use of antibacterial soaps may be fueling a rise in superbugs, manufacturers will
Stay home when you are sick. It's the right thing to do for everyone, including you, because when your immunity is low you can pick up other germs more easily... yuck. Steep some tea, pour a bowl of soup, crank up the vitamins and rest, allowing your body to heal. Don't let stress undermine a quick recovery and try and enjoy your forced time out.
2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe term "antibacterial" has been used since the 1940s but only gained a hold of the market in the mid-1990s thanks to the widespread use of the antibacterial agent triclosan. But triclosan has a dark side that has only come to light in the last decade. The scientific literature has been peppered with articles showing the potential side effects to triclosan use.
Do you know what kinds of chemicals you're putting on your body? Gillian Deacon, author of "There's Lead in Your Lipstick