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The Dirt on Antibacterial Soap and Hand Sanitizers

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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Story at-a-glance

  • Routinely disinfecting your body and surroundings may actually cause more harm than good in the long run. Not only do they promote the development of drug-resistant bacteria, antibacterial compounds such as triclosan and quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs or “quats”) have also been linked to a number of harmful health effects


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