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I have been saying it for a long time that antibacterial soaps do more harm than good....and was THRILLED when I opened Dr. Mercola's blog today. I haven't been saying it nearly as long as he has , I got my information from another source.<br><br>
Check this out....<br><a href="http://www.mercola.com/blog" target="_blank">http://www.mercola.com/blog</a><br><br>
Look quickly as his site is updated frequently. Scroll down to the fourth entry (as I type it's the fourth after the cheeseburger )<br><br>
Awesome stuff..... if you aren't allergic to it...tea tree oil is MUCH better for you and your family. get rid of those antibacterial agents in your home..they do NO good.
 

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing...I actually never thought about that being a possibility!!
 

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My stepdads friend has been saying that for years too.<br>
I saw on the news the other day that the comittee was going to maybe make a recommendation against it. It was just a little blip, but still interesting.<br><br>
Hmmm. How could it be that something that "they" have been recommending for YEARS can turn out to be bad for us? Strange. But don't worry- "they" are right about vaccines.
 

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Yah I started to question this stuff when it started to come out about anti bacterial wasn't all that.<br><br>
I think Clean House Clean Planet by Karen Logan is great for finding out how to deal with cleaning stuff.<br><br>
Also this website is great:<br><br><a href="http://www.care2.com/healthyliving/" target="_blank">http://www.care2.com/healthyliving/</a>
 

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triclosan combines with chlorine in the water to form nasties like formaldehyde. blech.
 

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EXCUSE ME ??<br><br>
Say that again ?<br><br>
The main ingredient in antibacterial soap has a chemical reaction with chlorine. That combination makes formaldehyde.<br><br>
Did I read that right ???<br><br>
OHMYWORD that is disgusting.
 

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Did you all see the thread over in "The Case Against Circumcision", where they are talking about staph infections?<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=3999838&postcount=4" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...38&postcount=4</a>
 

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I read somewhere years ago that it was the manufacturers who started the anti-bacterial rage so that they could save $$. Basically, the idea was that anti-bacterial ingredient(s) are the toxic by-products of the manufacturing process, which are expensive to dispose of properly. Since they happen to have anti-bacterial properties, it was genius to fold them back into the product and bill it as anti-bacterial...<br><br>
Don't remember where I read that, but it was an interesting thought. Not too hard to believe, either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I read somewhere years ago that it was the manufacturers who started the anti-bacterial rage so that they could save $$. Basically, the idea was that anti-bacterial ingredient(s) are the toxic by-products of the manufacturing process, which are expensive to dispose of properly. Since they happen to have anti-bacterial properties, it was genius to fold them back into the product and bill it as anti-bacterial...</div>
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I wouldn't doubt it! I think that's the story of fluoride. It's a toxic by-product of steel manufacturing, but with some fake science and marketing....voila! Everybody NEEDS fluoride for healthy teeth. Let's put it in everything! Nevermind that it's TOXIC and actually CAUSES tooth decay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 
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