How To Stay On Good Terms With Your Germs
We lead superclean lives in which hand sanitisers and antibiotics are the answers to everything.
But what if our war on germs was backfiring – and making us not only sicker but fatter?
Skip antibacterial soaps
The active ingredient, triclosan, has been linked to hormone disruption in animals and bacterial resistance to antibiotics. A University of Michigan study found that using plain soap prevented infectious illness just as effectively as using triclosan products did.