Anti-bacterial soap: No better than ordinary soaps!

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Are you using anti-bacterial soap considering it a better protection against harmful bugs or bacteria? So, you may consider replacing it with an ordinary soap too, for an anti-bacterial soap is no better than ordinary soaps, claims a new study by the researchers.

During the course of study researchers found:

Anti-bacterial soap was no more effective at removing bacteria during hand washing than the plain variety.

It was almost ineffective in preventing infectious illness.

Tirclosan, which is the main ingredient in many antibacterial soaps may turn some bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics i.e. Amoxicillin.

For a long time, there is common assumption that using anti-bacterial soap ensures better protection against these bugs; however, the latest study seems to be refuting it. Rhyming with the latest view, research leader Allison Aiello from Michigan University remarks:

We need to be aware of what’s in the products. The soaps containing triclosan used in the community setting are no more effective than plain soap at preventing infectious illness symptoms, as well as reducing bacteria on the hands.

These findings evaporate serious issues because resistance to common antibiotics is a feature of superbugs, such as MRSA, which in the recent years has posed a serious concern for many hospitals in UK and around the world as well , as each year, at least 100,000 people who go into hospital gets an infection there.


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