Antibacterial Soap Banned In Minnesota

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You’ve probably heard about the dangers of antibiotic resistance, but you may not be aware of how widespread the problem is. In an effort to combat this alarming trend, Minnesota recently banned the use of antibacterial soaps. Here’s why you should avoid them.

Although millions of households throughout the U.S. use antibacterial soaps in an effort to combat germs, in truth, their use may be doing anything but. Over use of antibacterial soaps can actually increase the presence of stronger, hardier strains of bacteria.

In fact, using these soaps is so dangerous that some states (and many countries) are banning their use.

Here’s why Minnesota has done so – and why many other states should soon follow in their footsteps:

The main problem is that the widespread use of antibacterial soap can make certain strains of bacteria even more resilient to not only the antibacterial soap, but also to prescribed antibiotics as well.

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It’s so dangerous that it was banned in Minnesota…. Last year Gov. Mark Dayton signed a measure banning the antibacterial chemical triclosan from all products sold in the state.

The Dangers of Antibacterial Soap

1. It Doesn’t Protect You Against Illness

It’s a common misconception to think antibacterial soap will help you avoid illnesses and keep you healthy….

Wrong. The common cold and flu are viral in nature, rendering the antibacterial properties of these soaps useless….

2. It’s Anti-Environment

Triclosan, an ingredient in most antibacterial brands, not only has unforeseen side effects in the human body; it has a hazardous effect in the environment via our aqueducts….

With millions using antibacterial soap on daily basis, the water they use to rinse becomes saturated with triclosan….

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3. It Only Strengthens Bacteria

There’s a reason antibiotics are prescribed by your physician instead of being over the counter products at your pharmacy. Ubiquitous use of antibiotics only leads to the creation of super bacteria….

The same principle applies to widespread use of antibacterial soap….

4. It Kills the Good Bacteria

Killing 99.9% of all germs and bacteria is the main selling point of these brands, right? Well, it also kills 99.9% of the healthy bacteria that prevents the growth of potentially dangerous bacterial infections.

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5. It Causes Hormonal Imbalance

Triclosan, that common ingredient discussed before, also has been linked to disruptions in your endocrine system.

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