Anti-Bacterial Soaps: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

By Alexandra Lily Swanston September 11, 2021 0 Comments
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We’re exposed to millions of germs and bacteria every day. Many of us use antibacterial products to reduce our risk of getting sick or passing germs and bacteria onto others- but are they really more effective at killing the bad germs than regular soap? Antibacterial soap is any cleaning product with active antimicrobial ingredients added and not found in regular soaps. An antimicrobial is something that works to kill microorganisms or stops their growth. For example, antibiotics and antibacterial soaps are used to fight bacteria. ... Read More

Leaving Plastic Water Bottles in Your Hot Car is Risky

By Alexandra Lily Swanston September 23, 2021 0 Comments
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Is that bottle of water you found on the floorboard of your car or left sitting in your center console safe to drink after sitting in the sun for several or more hours? While staying hydrated is essential, especially during warmer months when you’re more prone to dehydration due to sweating, keeping plastic bottles in your car for prolonged periods of time may cause the water inside to become contaminated. In 2014, a study found antimony and bisphenol A (BPA) leached into water when left at 158 degrees F for four weeks. The amount of BPA in the water increased with time up to it’s highest amount in four weeks. According to a 2019 report published by U.S. Department of Health a... Read More