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Trying To Avoid Germs? Don't Bother With Antibacterial Soaps

1 day ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

We wash our hands a lot.
Actually, that might be an understatement after a year of hand soap shortages.
With the constant reminders to wash and sanitize your hands, you've probably been stocking up on antibacterial soap because the name suggests that it offers extra protection against germs. However, you might be surprised to find out that this kind of soap doesn't truly offer additional protection against germs. What's worse it that some of the ingredients in antibacterial soaps can actually do more harm than good.
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