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FDA bans antibacterial soap because it may do more harm than good

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 04, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Sep 03, 2016

Today the FDA announced it will be calling for several antibacterial soaps to be pulled from the shelves after research failed to show they were any safer or more effective than regular old soap. A number of ingredients typically found in antibacterial soaps, including triclosan, are now banned. Manufacturers have one year to reformulate their products or they will be removed from shelves. In 2013 the FDA first proposed a ban and requested soap manufacturers do their best to convince...






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