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Soap saves countless lives every year. Here's how it was invented

May 25, 2020
Cody Cassidy, author of "Who Ate the First Oyster?" said the inventor of soap had no idea about its life-saving potential.
More soap use can save lives, the World Health Organization says.
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Is antibacterial soap actually making us sicker?

Dec 17, 2013
Antibacterial products are a billion dollar industry. But the FDA is asking makers of antibacterial soap to prove their product is more effective than regular soap.
The FDA is asking makers of antibacterial soap to prove their product is more effective than regular soap.
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Unilever to dump microbeads from soap

Dec 28, 2012
Unilever says it will stop adding tiny plastic beads that act as exfoliants to its soap products by 2015.

Saving hotel soaps to end waste

Jan 10, 2012
Thanks to the organization Global Soap Project, recycled hotel soap is the latest frontier in corporate efforts to go green.