The bacteria in the soap are usually less of a problem than the bacteria on your hands.
February 23, 2015 Everyone presumes that soap is clean, but manufacturers know it's always got a few random germs in it. Most of the time that's not a problem, but every now and then things can get out of control.
There's no evidence that triclosan and other chemicals in antibacterial soaps do a better job than plain soap and water, the FDA says.
December 16, 2013 Many soaps and other consumer products have chemicals that are advertised as antibacterial. But there's no evidence that they actually keep people from getting sick, the FDA says. And they may increase the threat of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
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