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FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

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For those who use anti-bacterial soaps in aftercare...


Consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps, and some of them may even be dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration says.

On Friday, the FDA issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes. which are marketed as being more effective than simple soap.


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91 pages to say that FDA decided clinical studies are now needed for approval. In other words, they would double the product price. They once used bacterial reduction on skin standards, but that didn't cost the manufacturers enough.

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