Apparently nobody was listening though, because bottles of hand sanitizer and ads for antibacterial soap are everywhere. But fifteen seconds of hand washing with regular soap and water eliminates 80 percent of bacteria, an amount equivalent to what is eliminated with the use of antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer.
Today more than half of the hand soaps on the market have an antibacterial additive, and virtually all of the hand sanitizers do. Antibacterial additive is a nice way of saying these products contain a killer chemical. They are toxic — poisonous!'