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Study Doubts Benefits of Anti-Bacterial Soap

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Study Doubts Benefits of Anti-Bacterial Soap

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Study Doubts Benefits of Anti-Bacterial Soap

Study Doubts Benefits of Anti-Bacterial Soap

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A new study finds that antibacterial products such as soaps and cleansers do not prevent disease. Medical researchers comparing households using the products with those using regular soaps found that the incidence of disease was the same for both groups. Their findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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