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After 40 years of use, FDA to test if antibacterial soap is bad for you

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, May 3, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/decades-old-anti-bacterial-soap-safe-163623053.html
     
  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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  3. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    I hope so, just so all of the overprotective germaphobe parents freak out.
     
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  4. Sinn Fein

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    It's bad if you have a septic system at your house.
     
  5. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Not all 'germs' are harmful to humans. Actually, you need some exposure to keep your immune system working properly.
     
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  6. whiskeyguy

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    Can it really be harmful enough to need banning? Just let people decide whether or not they want to use it.

    I use it when I'm somewhere without readily available running (let alone hot) water... working in the woods or backpacking. But for most other times I just use bar soap.
     
  7. Ballbuster1

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    Fuck that antibacterial shit.

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    Eat dirt and live forever.
     
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  8. Neon

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    I think that's basically how you're supposed to use it. When you really wanna be sure you go antibacterial, otherwise just use soap. How clean do you need to be?
     
  9. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    I wash my hands with cold water and soap all the time. I haven't kicked the bucket.
     
  10. whiskeyguy

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    I would say the situation I described, working in a hospital, and after handling raw meat are probably the times you should use it. Every other time regular soap would be sufficient.

    I also rarely wait until the water warms up.
     
  11. d0uche_n0zzle

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    And I use Dr. Bronner's hemp soap, too.
     
  12. Ego

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    Dirty hippie bastard.
     
  13. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Dirty, yes. Hippie, not so much. That whole pacifist angle throws me for a loop.
     
  14. tysonpunchinguterus

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    So because some 9-year olds might grow some hair a few years early and some people who probably shouldn't breed anyway might be unable to breed, they want to consider getting rid of the soap that makes it okay to make a turkey sandwich after getting poo on your finger? If they do ban the stuff then all the doomsday hoarders we laugh at will be the only ones with enough hand sanitizer to last the rest of their lives and they'll laugh at the rest of us every time they hear someone metnion that the cheap toilet paper in their office bathroom ripped mid-wipe right before they ate their lunch. Sure, that's not a common occurrence for most of us, but neither are the side effects they're suddenly worried about.

    Also, isn't triclosan what's used in Colgate Total? If so, then I'd say that should've been looked at before it was allowed to be used in something that people put in their mouths. Rubbing it on your hands once in a while seems pretty harmless compared to ingesting some of it 2-3 times every day. OR maybe ingesting small amounts of it every day builds up the body's immunity to the other side effects and renders the whole study a big waste of time. Since we can never be sure we might as well save the time and money and jsut leave shit the way it is. The only ones who really need to worry are any kids who might cross paths with someone who abides by the "If there's grass on the field" rule.
     
  15. Norm Stansfield

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    I can't help but notice that liquid soap is neither a food nor a drug.

    Perhaps the reason why the FDA didn't see fit to make sure it's good for you, for these past 40 years, is because they assumed no one would eat it. I guess this new guard can't quite think that far.
     
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  17. Absolutely

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    All my soap is anti-bacterial, and I use the "Germ-X" and Purell type stuff tons of times a day.

    Oh well, I'd rather use it, then eat or touch stuff with dirty hands.
     
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    You're doing a disservice to your immune system, sir. Just avoid the meth and anal sex and you should be OK.
     
  19. stevethrower

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    They regulate anything that goes in or on your body... ergo Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act passed in 1938.

    And all lasers...

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    From Wiki:

     
  20. Absolutely

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    But I very very rarely get sick.
    Like ever... *Knock on wood*
    Haven't had the flu in 15 years I'd bet, and no shots, nothing.

    Just good clean hands and buttholes
     
  21. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Keep up the good luck, bro. :action-sm
     
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    "But the Flu vaccine is 90% effective!!!!!!":rolleyes::haha7:
     
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    Smokey is s pacifist man hes fragile....
     
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    Same here and about the only time I wash my hands is when I shower or drop a deuce
     
  25. Don the Radio Guy

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    I'm glad the government is going to tell us if a product we've been using for 40 years is acceptable.
     

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