All Your Antibacterial Soap
If you want to keep your hands and house clean, you need antibacterial everything, right? You want antibacterial wipes. You want antibacterial sprays. You want antibacterial laundry detergent, and you absolutely want antibacterial soap. You are willing to pay more for it because it works better.
Unfortunately, if you believe this, you have bought into a very clever but ultimately false marketing campaign. Antibacterial soaps are no better for you than ordinary soap. If anything, plain soap might actually be better. Regardless of whether the soap is antibacterial or not, washing your hands with soap and hot water will kill almost every germ on your hands. Using antibacterial soap, however, means some people wash their hands too quickly because they believe the soap does more than it actually does. To make matters worse, there is evidence that the extensive use of antibacterial soaps is actually helping create superbug versions of common household germs. The germs that survive the exposure to antibacterial agents become immune, as do all their millions of offspring.