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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Antibacterial Soaps Have Phased Out Controversial Ingredients, But Concerns Remain About New Ones



Forbes
 
The Food and Drug Administration has washed its hands of antibacterial soaps that contain certain active ingredients because manufacturers have not demonstrated their long-term safey and effectiveness.
Instead of conducting the research requested by the FDA nearly three years ago, most antibacterial soap makers simply replaced the ingredients in question. The problem is that the new ingredients also lack evidence of safety and effectiveness, according to the agency.....
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Scientific America news - eg.Triclosan/hormones

 Even though triclosan and the other chemicals on the FDA’s list are now outlawed, products probably will not be free of antibacterials anytime soon. DeLeo says companies have substituted triclosan with three other chemicals that are unapproved by the FDA: benzalkonium chloride, chloroxylenol and benzethonium chloride.

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