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UT student leaders vote to ban antibacterial soap

AUSTIN, Texas. -- Banning soap? That's what the student government at the University of Texas has voted to do.

The ban states folks on campus will be healthier because of it. The co-eds want to get rid of antibacterial soap that contains triclosan.

It’s also in deodorant, toothpaste and mouthwash. Students say they did the research and true enough the popular product kills bacteria but it could also lower estrogen and testosterone levels.

"When we ingest it, it's bad for our immune system and it can react negatively in the environment and create all kinds of harmful bi-products," said UT grad student Robert Love. 

University officials must now decide whether to comply with the student government's ruling.

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