Volume 94 Issue 36 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 12, 2016 | Web Date: September 8, 2016

FDA bans antibacterials in consumer soaps

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of 19 chemicals, including triclosan and triclocarban
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: consumer products, antibacterial, soap, FDA, triclosan, tricloban

As of next year, companies will no longer be allowed to sell hand and body soaps in the U.S. that contain certain antibacterial ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarban.

In a final rule issued on Sept. 2, the Food & Drug Administration says that manufacturers have not shown that the chemicals are safe for long-term daily use. Companies also haven’t shown that the chemicals are more effective than washing with . . .

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