12/17/2013

The FDA proposed on Monday that makers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes prove that their products are safe and effective for long-term use. For years, public health experts campaigned for the agency to issue such a rule, saying that antibacterial ingredients could cause hormonal changes in children as well as promote drug-resistant infections. The agency found no evidence that such antibacterial soaps are better in preventing diseases than ordinary soap and water.

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