Anti-bacterial hand soap and your child: a dirty clean?

It's school time again; and in every school bathroom in North America you can hear the "splat, splat" sound of anti-bacterial soap squirting onto the hands of school children everywhere. So, what does the science tell us about anti-bacterial products and just how bad are they for our children's health?

What YOU can do to green your child’s classroom

The first day of school: it is a blessing and a challenge.  When your child is at home, it seems easier to be in control of their safety. Then one day your child goes off to their first day of school (think cute little back pack and a last wave as they disappear through the door) and everything changes. “My teacher said...” becomes a routine saying at home and all of the sudden your baby is demanding that you start recycling.

Ask the Green Mama: The Dangers of Anti-Bacterial Soap

Dear Green Mama: I'm a teacher. I've read on your site before that hand sanitizers can be problematic. What about anti-bacterial soaps? Will they help protect me from catching colds and flus from my students? I assume you are going to say "No!" So what information can I use to help get the support of my school and parents in getting rid of the antibacterial hand soaps that are everywhere!


Killer hand cleaner

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