FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily […]

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Questionable

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The active ingredient in most antibacterial products is triclosan, an antibacterial agent that kills bacteria and inhibits bacterial growth. But not only does triclosan kill bacteria, it also has been shown to┬ákill human cells. Presumably, when people buy antibacterial soap, the idea is to kill bad germs and promote health. But over the years, scientists […]