After 40 years, the FDA is now raising concerns and making a determination about the safety of antibacterial soaps, which isn’t a favorable one for the triclosan antibacterial soap manufacturers. You will recall, I wrote about this here and here.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.
Under its proposed rule released Monday, the agency will require manufacturers to prove that their antibacterial soaps and body washes are safe and more effective than plain soap and water. If companies cannot demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of their products, they would have to be reformulated, relabeled or possibly removed from the market. The agency will take comments on its proposal before finalizing it in coming months. Read more about the FDA’s decision released Monday
It remains to be seen whether these antibacterial products will be taken off the market. Meanwhile, ineffective and unsafe chemical antibacterial liquid soap remains on the market for you the consumer to purchase. However, there are other options for you, the consumer to look at. First and foremost, be sure and look at all labels on any antibacterial soap or cosmetic product you are about to purchase and be aware that Triclosan comes in another name, so you need to familiarize yourself with it.
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