Antibacterial Soaps may do more harm than good, because in the end, he so-called superbugs sometimes become even stronger. To this conclusion came a group of American researchers from the University of Oregon.
Various scientists have long associated the emergence of bacteria resistant to medication, abuse of antibiotics. It is quite a natural manifestation of “arms races” of pathogens and drug manufacturers, antibiotic kills germs that are unable to resist him, but those bacteria that random mutations helped to survive, after some time, they reproduce, and the new “generation” is significantly less “vulnerable”. In many countries, even a ban on the use of the most effective and versatile antibiotics unless absolutely necessary — therefore, experts hope that in this way you can delay the appearance of microorganisms capable to resist them.
A new study has shown that the information contained in antibacterial soap is a substance called triclosan and some other compounds — esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid also help germs to develop resistance to drugs. This substance remains on the skin, which, in turn, is a “source” about 25 percent of all dust in space. Experts have confirmed that the bacteria in the dust containing triclosan were more likely to possess a large number of genes giving the ability to resist the effects of medicines.
Previously, some experts have also stated about the direct harm that may cause the body antibacterial soap. According to the data obtained by scientists from the University of California in San Diego, triclosan can increase the risk of fibrosis of the liver — in any case, this was evidenced by experiments on laboratory mice. In some other studies, have found evidence that triclosan can cause allergies, or cause hormonal disturbances. Thus, the fact that antibacterial Soaps are really more effective than “normal”, is still considered not proved sufficient, on the basis of which the management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines of the USA has recently banned the use of triclosan.