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FDA Bans 19 Ingredients in Antibacterial Soap

After consideration for over a decade, the Food and Drug Administration announced its final rule that bans over the next year nineteen ingredients commonly used in 40% of antibacterial soaps and washes that could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. Triclosan and triclocarban are two of the most commonly used banned ingredients and were subject of a 2010 civil suit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The FDA found that the banned ingredients were not proven to be both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Andersen Sleater investigates false advertising claims for consumers, such as those that the FDA found health and safety and ineffectiveness of antibacterial soaps. You can contact the firm's attorneys about this here or for more information click here.


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