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Is Antibacterial Soap Beneficial?

1. Every year, people in the United States spend millions of dollars on antibacterial soap.  In fact, about three out of every four liquid soaps on store shelves are labeled "antibacterial".  People who buy this soap are convinced that they are warding off harmful microbes (germs) and staying healthier. What they do not know is that certain ingredients in antibacterial soap actually leave a residue on their skin. Strong germs are able to survive in this residue.  It is true that antibacterial soap eliminates many germs.  The problem is that it does not get rid of all of them. The biggest problem is that this soap may actually be making the strong germs even stronger.  How is this possible?

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