Do antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizer really create “super bugs?”



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    When you use antibacterial soaps often enough, the germs on your hands that are not killed off may develop a resistance to the antibacterials. If they then reproduce and pass on their immunity, a new breed of germs may be created that can not be killed by antibacterials.

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    They can create superbugs through overuse. As more and more bacteria are exposed to antibacterial substances, there are more chances for resistant bacteria to surface and mutate in order to resist the bacteria. Thus, antibacterial hand sanitizers actually do more harm than good, and should be used sparingly.

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