Soap Toxicity And What It Takes To Have Germ-Free Hands

May 28, 2020

Research shows that the main antibacterial ingredients in soaps and personal care products carry health risks when used daily. So when the FDA banned them in 2017, manufacturers chose different agents. Hongbo Ma in the UWM Zilber School of Public Health has tested some of those replacement antibacterial agents and found that they are no safer than the banned ones — and, in some cases, they're worse. 

On the latest episode of UWM Today, she talks about this work and what it takes to have germ-free hands.