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Tons of chemicals in antibacterial soaps used in the bathrooms and kitchens of virtually every home are being released into the environment, yet no government agency is monitoring or regulating them in water supplies or food.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-antibacterial10may10,0,3219699.story

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Eeeeeew. Antibiotics overuse (plus Antibacterial soap) is a huge issue and I can't believe that wouldn't be monitored. On the other hand, superbugs will wipe us out, the planet will be happy, and everyone wins. ::Eyeroll:: I can see why they wouldn't expend the effort but I feel a tad less safe. >_>

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Originally posted by Ink Rose:
Eeeeeew. Antibiotics overuse (plus Antibacterial soap) is a huge issue and I can't believe that wouldn't be monitored. On the other hand, superbugs will wipe us out, the planet will be happy, and everyone wins. ::Eyeroll:: I can see why they wouldn't expend the effort but I feel a tad less safe. >_>

Just FYI - triclosan, the active ingredient in most antibacterial soaps, isn't an antibiotic. It's a chlorophenol chemical.

http://www.lindachae.com/triclosan.htm

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