Podcast 023 “The Rise Of The Superbug”

Can a Superbug really exist? Could humans actually create one from using soap? Today on The Fcast Show, Steve and I discuss the dangers of using antibacterial soaps. These soaps are a billion dollar industry, and could be causing bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics!

If you missed Podcast 22 “The Morning Grind” click here

Podcast023_SuperBug

The Main topic starts at 17:15

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Show Notes

  1. Antibacterial Soaps are no more effective than conventional soap and water.
  2. Antibacterial Soaps have the potential to create antibiotic resistant bacteria.
  3. The Soaps could acts as endocrine disruptors.
  4. The Soaps might lead to other health problems.
  5. Antibacterial Soaps are bad for the environment.

Resources

Coco Cola Funding Obesity Research

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/298062.php

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/12/germophobia-superbug-hygiene-soap-bacteria

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/triclosan/faq-20057861

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Antibiotic_resistant_bacteria

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=118140

 

  • Joshua Pappas

    So what did everyone think of the game we played this week after the main topic?