[Pharmwaste] Antibacterial Soaps

Volkman, Jennifer Jennifer.Volkman at state.mn.us
Wed Sep 20 10:26:50 EDT 2006

If you look through all the products at any given store, generally about 1 in 30 doesn't say antibacterial.  I can usually find one or two options, but yah, that is about it.  I haven't investigated to see what the antibacterial agent is or if it is the same in all products and then if it is also in the ones that don't specifically state "antibacterial" on the label.


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us on behalf of Tenace, Laurie
Sent: Wed 9/20/2006 7:41 AM
To: Bill Lewry; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: RE: [Pharmwaste] Antibacterial Soaps

Almost - I found only one without antibacterial additives at a Walmart

Shop at a health food store for better options.


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[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Bill Lewry
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:12 PM
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Subject: [Pharmwaste] Antibacterial Soaps


Knowing the issues - and in my personal opinion deleterious effects of
these products without proven significant upsides - I was rather shocked
and dismayed to find that at our local large grocery store - it was NOT
POSSIBLE to purchase a hand soap without an antibacterial agent.

Any similar experiences?? - Kansas City - Missouri

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