“Say Goodbye to Antibacterial Soaps: Why the FDA is banning a household item”
Regular Antibacterial soaps don’t necessarily kill bacteria and viruses as much as they simply help you wash them off your skin.
While antibacterial products like soap and detergents prevent the development of bacteria, antimicrobial agents like alcohol-based hand sanitizers prevent the spread of bacterial, fungi, parasites and some viruses. This gives anti-microbial products a broader scope of protection than the defense present in antibacterial products. In essence, antimicrobials can act as both antibacterials and antiparasitics.