Washing your hands is a good thing, this is true. However, we have become a culture that is so germaphobic that we may just be causing more harm than good. Everywhere you turn, you see antibacterial soaps, creams and wipes.
While keeping both your home and your body clean is one of the best ways to keep bacteria at bay, our society seems to think that washing regularly with soap just won’t do the job. To fix this, manufacturers have added antibacterial ingredients to just about everything, including lip gloss, soap, cream, sponges, household cleaners and even mattresses.
Amazingly, antibacterial chemicals are found in 75 percent of all liquid soaps and 30 percent of bar soaps.
Here are five reasons why you may want to re-evaluate the effectiveness of antibacterial products: