* antibiotic-resistient bacteria ("superbugs")
* identical chemical structure of highly-toxic substance known to cause cancer
* recently linked to an increased risk of hay fever or allergies
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In our house we use Trader Joes "Next to Godliness" handsoap. It's important to note that you won't get the typical "sudsing" effect when you use the pure stuff (God only knows it takes some chemical magic to make that stuff suds up like it does).
Minnesota congresswoman, Betty McCollom has called on the FDA to ban use of the toxic chemical. A full review of the product is expected to congress in April of 2011. In the mean time, please do yourself a favor and be anti-anti-bacterial.
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