The Lab Coat Is on the Hook in the Fight Against Germs nytimes.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
The Germiest Tourist Attractions In The World Huffington Post Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Health products that could save your trip MSNBC Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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August 04, 2009
A man in Melbourne doesn't like to leave the house without wearing a cap, mask and gloves.
A 23-year-old woman in Michigan always washes her hands and body each time she returns home because she's worried about catching a sexually transmitted disease from saliva and dust.
Shaking hands with your elbows is a dead give away.
The earliest recorded evidence of soap-like materials dates back to around 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon.
It used to be looser in the old days.
Queen Elizabeth I of England boasted that she bathed once a month, "Whether I need it or not."
We've certainly made up for any casual notions since.
Cleanliness may be next to godliness. But we do know where it's next to in your local supermarket.
It's the antibacterial aisle where you'll find antibacterial hand soaps, antibacterial laundry detergents, antibacterial toothpastes, antibacterial everything.
The Washington Post reports that two-thirds of all liquid soaps on American store shelves today contain antibacterial agents.
Mind you I'm not anti antibacterial.
But, according to scientists, there seems to be a problem in getting ourselves too clean.
It's literally making us sick.
Scientists have discovered that the cleaner you are, the less stimulation your immune system gets.
And if you have, what they call an "incomplete" immune system you will not be able to fight all these germs and microbes that are stronger than anything we can throw at them.
As a result of this, it's leaving us open to developing more allergic tendencies. And infections we can't fight anymore.
Furthermore, The Daily Green recommends against using antibacterial soap (even for parents with young children), because it doesn't sanitize your hands any better than regular-old soap and hot water.
And it does create conditions that allow, as scientists have said, for the "evolution of antibiotic-resistance among bacteria."
Which contribute to the rise of "superbugs."
With the billions being made in the antibacterial industry, it's getting to the point where you don't know who's coming clean anymore.
I'm frankly ready to wash my hands of the whole thing.
Bathing in Ancient Times pureinsideout.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Good Germs, Bad Germs kidspoint.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
History of Soap sdahq.org/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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