Dr. Stuart Levy, president of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics and a professor of molecular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, believes antibacterial soaps are dangerous.
Similar growth of drug-resistant strains has already occurred with antibiotics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to several drug-resistant microbes, such as streptococcus pneumonia and strains of E. coli.
“Antibacterial products do not cause bacterial resistance,” Ed Kavanaugh, president of the cosmetics group.
“These products imply they lower the risk of infection, which is blatantly untrue,” says Robert Sharbaugh, an epidemiologist in Charleston, S.C., who chairs of APIC’s guideline committee on the topic. “There is a misbelief that if you use this, it will cut down on disease like colds. That’s crazy, because many of these diseases are viral in nature (not bacterial).” (source)
If You kill off 99.99% of bacteria out of billions, the remaining few hundred thousand are free to feast and reproduce. The remaining “randy” bacteria can only remain because they are resistant to the antibacterial soap. And they have to have food. So You did a favor for flesh eating bacteria – you killed their competition. Then how do you take care of Baby’s Butts and Women’s Faces?