In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words "E. coli" can shut down your favourite local Chipotle, people are desperate for anything that promises to wipe out germs. Unfortunately, when it comes to cleaning products that label themselves "antimicrobial," they're largely a pile of overpriced trash. Not only do they not work better than soap and water, but there's growing evidence that they might make bacteria even harder to kill, by speeding along antibiotic resistance.