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Washing Away Antimicrobials, Article in Greenhealth

Following a scientific statement against commonly used antimicrobials, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are supporting members with the Hand Soaps Challenge.

This article by K.F. Mitchell discusses industry and governmental guidelines suggesting that protocols eliminating the antimicrobial agents triclosan and triclocarban from hand soaps used for general handwashing would better protect patients and health care workers — and early adopters say it could also cut costs. Read the article here.