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A recent study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health reports that using antibacterial soaps may promote allergies; a pretty horrible side effect of trying to stay healthy and clean. Researchers theorize that antibacterial hand soaps and sanitizers make us so clean and sterile that children who grow up using them don’t ever develop strong immune systems, and thus are more likely to develop allergies.
Even if you grew up without an ounce of Purell in sight, it’s still worth exercising caution when slathering your hands with antiseptics. Many sanitizers and soaps use triclosan, a synthetic antimicrobial agent that has some scary health risks, including thyroid disruption More