Recently, the US Agency for Drugs and Food has officially banned companies to produce antibacterial soap, on the basis of possible harmful side effects.
In addition, they argue that there is no scientific evidence that the soap with antibacterial chemicals is more effective than the soap without those chemicals. According to them, the compounds found in these soaps have not been proven to be safe for using for a longer period, or that they are more effective than regular plain soap and water to prevent diseases and spreading of certain diseases.
The chemicals that the FDA fight against, have actually been proven to encourage bacteria resistant to drugs and to affect the hormone levels.
However, you should know that it’s not possible that a soap can kill 99,99% bacteria, because that kind of percentage can be achieved in highly controlled lab environments! And in our regular world, a soap can kill 40-60% of the common bacteria.