Which Soaps Kill Bacteria Best?

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All anti-bacterial soaps kill bacteria well, because they all contain a bacteria-killing ingredient called triclosan, which kills both the good and the bad bacteria. Choose an anti-bacterial soap that smells nice with advice from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Video Transcript

I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to tell you which antibacterial soap works best. Really, it's up to your personal preference. If you go for smells pick out the one you like the best. There's one ingredient in antibacterial soap that actually kills the bacteria and it's called triclosan and you want to look for that. Once you find a soap in there that you like you know which has triclosan in it, it really doesn't matter. Dial, this is let's see it says it's Elf brand whatever you like whatever smell it has, go for your personal preference the color, the smell things like that. All antibacterial soaps are pretty much the same because they contain triclosan. The downside of triclosan is when you kill bacteria you're killing the good and the bad bacteria. You should only use antibacterial soap when it is extremely necessary like hospitals, schools things like that because it does prevent the spread of germs but like in nature and in your home there can be a balance a good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria will kill off the bad bacteria for you. So, be careful when choosing when to use your antibacterial soap. I am Rachel Yatuzis and that is how to choose the best antibacterial soap.


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