Look!: Rock, Paper, Antimicrobial Scissors

Look!: Rock, Paper, Antimicrobial Scissors

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 18, 2008

While checking out Target's Back-To-School section (it's that time already), these scissors with Microban were spotted. Not even rock can beat scissors this go round, as they are super-charged with germ fighting goodness (wonder if that apply to cooties too?). See how we feel about these de-germ-ified scissors and other Microban products after the jump...

The knee jerk reaction to this product was simple, "Awesome, now those little booger eating fingers can stay a bit cleaner." After some later consideration, however, we realized that it wouldn't really do any good. The germs inhabiting a child's hand won't be killed by using the scissors, so they are free to disease (or pick up disease) from the glue bottle or pencil sharpener instead.

Wanting to know what other products (one's made for adults) have this germ-fighting Microban in them we hit the books. Searching revealed that Microban is spreading like wildfire and is in many of the product you might already use daily. Lunchboxes, cutting boards, toothbrushes, paint, caulking, knives, keyboards/mouse, drainboards, dog bowls and rubber bands is only a short list of their long line of products.

Will any of this do any good in the long run? Are some germs good for us? When it comes to these kid scissors, it probably can't hurt, plus they have a nice little rubber and are available in cute colors.
Did you play in the dirt and eat bugs as a kid and could care less about something like this? Or are you all for the extra layer of protection because germs are icky and you have to go wash your hands just thinking about it?

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