Many Antibacterial Soaps Are Now Banned: FDA

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Antibacterial soaps were never really about anti-bacteria. They were always about false perception fostered on the public by companies to aid their bottom line. There was never any need to add such chemicals to soap.

    Regular soap has always been the best anti-bacteria agent available. This is good news from the FDA.

    From: http://time.com/4477558/fda-soap-triclosan-triclocarban/?xid=homepage

    Certain ingredients that are common in antibacterial hand and body soaps are no longer allowed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that ingredients including triclosan and triclocarban—which have long raised safety concerns because they have been linked to hormone disruption, bacterial resistance, and even possibly liver cancer—will no longer be allowed.

    The agency released its long-awaited final ruling on the issue, and said in a statement that companies can no longer market their antibacterial hand and body washes if they contained these ingredients. That’s because “manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections.”
     
  2. Melanie

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    plain old soap does the trick.....use to be sold in long yellow bars, called "Sunlight", what a surprise, and we could make soft soap quite easily. Dad had army issued soap called "Ivory" I think....one bar lasted about 20 years......
     
  3. annsni

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    I've purposely tried to always find the non-bacterial soaps. A regular soap with good hand washing practices goes a long way.
     

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