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

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.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.