It's not bliss, reverence, or total relaxation. Try Vermont. Also Oregon, Washington and... New Jersey! These top the list of the states that have the lowest environmental impact per capita. Surprisingly, the western states are not the leaders here, even with their big skies and wide open spaces. Neither is California or Colorado. Its mostly eastern coast states where governments have mandated energy use policies and other environmentally friendly measures. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21409672/#.Uq3hsDaA3cs
Here is an article (http://www.newtownbee.com/Features.asp?s=Features-2007-07-26-12-02-01p1.htm)
that goes into some detail into the controversy surrounding anti-bacterial handsoaps. The main point of contention is that anti-bacterial hand soaps (and dishwashing liquids) contribute to the erosion of society's resistance to leading bacteria. The article makes this case strongly, though also providing an argument on the other side as well.