Soap -The First Line of Defense

Soap -The First Line of Defense

Does soap need to be antibacterial to be effective?

We have received emails from customers asking if soap needs to be antibacterial to help keep them safe. The simple answer is no. This is because in a non-hospital setting, there is no FDA approved specific over the counter ingredient that is yet known to kill viruses. What is effective according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is hand washing between 20-40 seconds with any soap and warm water.