FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

September 2, 2016 6:26 PM

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FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe.

Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.

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