How Faddish are You? Do You Use Antibacterial Soap?
People are faddish. People are fickle. No matter how good a product may be, if it isn't new and amusing, people will toss it aside for something new, no matter how untried and possibly non-functional. Or worse. Possibly damaging.
Now we live in an age where some are crying out for hygiene. Nothing wrong with wanting to be clean, or smell attractive. But even a good thing can be taken too far. Is the widespread use of antibacterial soap one of those things?
In fact, it just may be. You see, one of the most widely used antibacterial soap ingredients is the compound triclosan . I have chosen its chemical structure, as drawn by chemists, because it reveals what the name means.
I've written an article on QuirkyScience, which I put up today, entitled: Should You Use Ordinary Soap or Antibacterial Soap?
Whether it affects your perspective on the use of antibacterial soap or not, you may find it informative.
Image Credit » Triclosan - image by author.