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#783424 - 09/20/12 02:10 PM Skip the antibacterials
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One of the best defenses against colds is frequent handwashing but skip the antibacterials. They contain a potentially dangerous chemical, called triclosan, that may disrupt hormones, impair the immune system and promote antibiotic resistance. Read more on the Allergies and Colds page at http://www.bellaonline.com/site/allergiesandcolds
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#785805 - 10/02/12 06:58 AM Re: Skip the antibacterials [Re: Sheree-Allergies]
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I stopped using antibacterial soaps and cleaners quite a while ago for the reasons you mentioned. I use Castile soap now, which is natural and doesn't have chemicals in it.

Seems like big companies are just using fear to promote their products!

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#786636 - 10/07/12 10:32 AM Re: Skip the antibacterials [Re: Sheree-Allergies]
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I agree 100 percent!
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#786653 - 10/07/12 12:35 PM Re: Skip the antibacterials [Re: Sheree-Allergies]
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Nothing beats good ol' fashioned soap & water!

I use these all natural Ayurvedic handmade soaps from India -- like sandalwood soap (smells heavenly!), neem soap, coconut oil soap, rose extract soap, spiced soap..... they all claim to have natural anti-bacterial & moisturizing properties.
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