It’s officially cold and flu season.
But, before you start going around disinfecting everything and hunting down all the antibacterial soap you can find, hear us out. Antibacterial soap isn’t actually any better at killing germs than regular soap and water. In fact, the FDA has told companies to take the ingredient (triclosan) that often makes items antibacterial out of products. Instead of making us healthier, it can actually lead to superbugs that are stronger and more resistant to antibiotics – which could mean when we do get sick it’s worse. So, this cold and flu season, stick to the regular soap and water – and don’t forget to actually wash your hands. .