Equally important to washing your hands enough is using the proper type of soap. Anti-bacterial products, such as hand sanitizer and soaps, can do more harm than good. These products remove the good germ-fighting bacteria. As a result, you become more susceptible to bad bacteria because there’s nothing left to fight it. Anti-bacterial hand cleaners are supposed to be taken off the market. That’s remains to be seen. When shopping for soap, be sure to check the label carefully. Many products contain the words “anti-bacterial” in very small letters, so it’s easy to miss. Stick to the most basic and pure soaps you can find. Soap and hot water will kill the dangerous germs without removing the bacteria fighting ones. Good old-fashioned soap and hot water is the best defense against germs when washing your hands. Unfortunately, many public rest-rooms still use these anti-bacterial soaps.
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