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Why are antibacterial or antimicrobial soaps used?
An antibacterial soap kills a broad category of microbes including bacteria, yeasts, molds, viruses, and protozoa. An antibacterial soap is a more specific term and will kill multiple types and strains of bacteria and also yeast. Soaps that are labeled as anti-microbial/antibacterial are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. They must list all active ingredients.