The Critical 'I'

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Thursday, October 24, 2002

So using that antibacterial soap gives you a nice, warm fuzzy feeling, right? Figure you're safe from all those nasty germs out there? Well, here's some sobering news: the antibacterial stuff is a bunch of poo-poo.

Of course, for most people, the illusion is more important than the facts. It's the same dynamic at work when we put flimsy tissue paper cover over a public toilet when we do our thing, thinking that we're really protecting ourselves from cooties.

The article mentions that alcohol is a safer bet for killing those germs. I agree.