Environmentally Friendly Virus Stopping Soaps - Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Three (Sick) Little Pigs
Don't wanna let in germs? Avoid huffing and puffing with a generous dose of regular soap - no antibacterial stuff necessary. Swine flu/H1N1 is a virus, not a bacteria, so plain, ol' soap will get you just as clean as anti-b, without making germs as strong as bricks.
- Blowing down the spread of germs. U of MI researchers reviewed 27 studies conducted between 1980 and 2006, and found that plain soaps are just as effective as those containing the common antibacterial triclosan.
- Stick-ing it to megabacteria. Antibacterial soaps with triclosan can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics; our picks won't.
- Saving cash for a new house. Why spend extra for something that doesn't work any better?
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: I stopped using anti-bacterial soaps a few years ago; lo and behold I am actually healthier! I get sick way less often simply by using plain ol' soap & water (my favorite is Dr. Bronner's Lavender Liquid Soap as it smells heavenly and is free of sulfates that dry out your skin). I also buy the gallon jug and have been re-filling the same soap dispensers for years, thereby cutting down on packaging waste. Don't panic about the 'swine flu', just wash your hands! ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.