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Web Date: September 2, 2016

FDA bans triclosan and triclocarban in consumer soaps

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of these antibacterial chemicals
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: 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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