Thursday, December 27, 2007

Scrub that.

10 comments:

sue said...

Very accurate, thank you. Love it.

Brent said...

You know, normal (non-antibacterial) soap is just as effective at killing harmful bacteria as antibacterial soap. It's just the antibacterial soap makers who want you to think otherwise...

Anonymous said...

Actually, if I understand correctly, scrubbing _without_ soap is about as effective at killing harmful bacteria as ordinary or antibacterial soap. Soap has the benefit of removing dirt/oil/scunge, of course.

Franken Blunt said...

indeed, the circle of life includes a population correction every now and again.

Anonymous said...

Actually bacterias becoming resistant to antibacterial soap is as likely as people becoming resistant to sulphuric acid (not likely)

Anonymous said...

http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/community/faqs.htm#9

Rose said...

Fantastic! I'd buy a t-shirt with that one.

Send me a dollar said...

So many true statements was unsure which to comment, very interesting blog!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! One of the best.

Sleepyhead said...

"Actually bacterias becoming resistant to antibacterial soap is as likely as people becoming resistant to sulphuric acid (not likely)"

Way off. The anti-bacterial nature is only really effective afterwards as they leave an antibacterial residue behind (soap is initially as lethal as sulphuric acid). However the residue leads to resistant populations on surfaces AND has been implicated as a carcinogen (both the AMA and CDC say bad things about antibacterial soap)

 
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