Is It Okay To Use Hand Soap To Wash Dishes?

At one time or another you've had to improvise in the kitchen. Dirty dishes have piled up and you have run out of dish soap. So you give your hand soap bottle a couple of pumps into a sponge and get to scrubbing. But is hand soap effective and more importantly safe for washing dishes? Soap is soap...
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How Can Triclosan Be Banned In Hand Soap But Not In Toothpaste?

Last week the FDA issued a ban on the chemical, triclosan in antibacterial soaps, saying there was no scientific evidence that it was any better "at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water." Perhaps more worrisome was that the long-term use of the soap, the agency said in a...
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