“Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.”
That’s Mark Twain’s quote but it’s as true today as it was when he wrote it. So keeping it Old School, wash hard and wash often. Use household soap as it lifts germs and dirt off your hands so you can rinse them down the drain. That’s why you need a good amount of rubbing (two bars of “Happy Birthday ” should do it).
Anti-bacterial soap containing triclosan kills bacteria but has never been proven to be better than regular soap. Surgeons still use it but there is a mounting suspicion that it is helping to strengthen the resistance of bacteria present in hospitals. The FDA banned its use in consumer soaps from 2017. They say there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. To date, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health.And according to their website handwaving with soap and water is the best defense.