Antibacterial soap makes big promises but is no more effective at killing viruses than any other kind of soap or detergent, and they also kill nonpathogenic bacteria. Antibacterial products contain a chemical triclosan. In 2010 the FDA wrote "Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation. However, data showing effects in animals don’t always predict effects in humans. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics."
You can make your own non toxic liquid hand soap and save tons of money at the same time. Go to http://heavenlyhomemakers.com to find out how.
My favorite store bought hand soap is Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Classic Soaps. It's completely biodegradable and vegetable-Based, made with certified fair trade and organic oils and no synthetic foaming gents, thickeners or preservatives. It's also made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) cylinder bottles and paper labels.
If you want to know more about what's in your soap go to http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. It's a site where you can search 69,000 products such as makeup, skin care, baby care products and more. For every product and ingredient in Skin Deep, there’s a two-part score – a hazard score and a data availability score.
The ingredient hazard score, from 1-10 reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients