Antibacterial Soap vs Regular Soap

April 14, 2020

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In a world or coronavirus, it is tempting to reach for what appears to be the strongest possible cleaning product available. That might lead you to wonder if you need to be washing your hands with soap that specifically says “antibacterial.” Antibacterial soap contains extra chemicals designed to kill or inhibit the replication of bacteria, which is good but they don't provide any extra power when it comes to fighting viruses. Antibacterial soaps target bacteria, and coronavirus is a virus. So an antibacterial soap is unnecessary. Even when not just dealing with the coronavirus, antibacterial soap isn’t any more beneficial than regular soap. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to find any evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than any other type of soap. So regular soap is your best bet to wash away coronavirus from your body.  Just remember to wash for at least 20 seconds to give soap enough time to wash away COVID-19 as well as other germs.

SOURCE: Reader's Digest

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