Anti-bacterial soap is usually made with the antibiotic Triclosan — which targets a wide range of bacteria. Most of you are probably well-educated enough on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guess that anti-bacterial soap may not be the best thing for humanity in the long term. But at Mind the Science Gap, David Faulkner hits some points I was not aware of. For instance, Triclosan soap might not even be that effective at preventing the spread of disease. And its risks go beyond antibiotic resistance.