Someone told me you shouldn't use antibacterial soap to clean baby stuff. Does anyone know what the reasoning is for that? Just curious.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
Answer by ANGIE409 at 11:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
You shouldn't use antibacterial anything to clean anything. Exposing bacteria unnecessarily to antibiotics (which is what antibacterial soaps and lotions are) causes the bacteria to mutate and form resistant strains that are harder to kill. For example over-use of penicillins in hospitals have created super bugs like MRSA (Methicillin Resistant S. Aureus, a type of Staph) and VRSA that claim thousands of lives hospitals and nursing homes each year. Antibacterial products also clear out good bacteria. To keep your family healthy and support good immunity, plain old soap and water are fine. I'm not sure about how it reacts with plastics like others said. I come from working in hospitals and nursing homes where antibiotic abuse is a real problem and advocate that people use antibacterial products sparingly.
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:40 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 1:02 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
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