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Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe? FDA (Finally) May Decide

Posted on 12/17/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s taken more than 40 years and the pressure of a lawsuit, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is finally getting serious about the controversial use of chemicals in antibacterial soaps and body washes. The agency announced Monday that not only is there no evidence that these antibacterial cleansers are more effective than other cleansers at getting rid of germs, but the chemicals they contain, like triclosan, could raise other health risks. (Translation: Mom was right. Just wash with …