EcoMyths: Are antibacterial soaps better for us?

EcoMyths: Are antibacterial soaps better for us?
EcoMyths: Are antibacterial soaps better for us?

EcoMyths: Are antibacterial soaps better for us?

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Studies show that using antibacterial soap chemicals like triclosan does not, in fact, get you cleaner. Meanwhile, other studies indicate it may pose risks to public health and the environment. For our monthly EcoMyths segment we try to get to the bottom of this issue with Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance and Dr. Olga Lyandres, research manager for the Alliance for the Great Lakes and author of ‘Keeping Great Lakes Water Safe: Priorities for Protecting against Emerging Chemical Pollutants.’ (Photo: AP Images).