Cosmetics Design - Aug 16, 2007 - Researcher from the University of Michigan reviewed of 27 studies conducted over the space of 26 years, and reported that soaps containing triclosan - the main antibacterial ingredient - within the range of concentrations commonly used in the community setting were no more effective than plain soaps.
PHYSORG - Aug 15, 2007 - In the first known comprehensive analysis of whether antibacterial soaps work better than plain soaps, Allison Aiello of the U-M School of Public Health and her team found that washing hands with an antibacterial soap was no more effective in preventing infectious illness than plain soap.
The New York Times - Nov 27, 2007 - It's hard to see Americans as under-washed. Sales of antibacterial soap, tooth whiteners and “intimate hygiene” products (wipes and sprays) are skyrocketing.
The Ann Arbor News - Nov 26, 2007 - Stores are filled with a wide variety of antibacterial soaps - but do those soaps work better than plain soaps, as they claim?
The Green Guide - Oct/Nov 2007 - We live in fear of microbes to the point that we'll buy antibacterial soaps, body washes, toothpase, even bath towels.
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