FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety Of Anti-Bacterial SoapsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.
FDA: Ingredient In Antibacterial Soap, Other Products May Be DangerousThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe.
Seen At 11: Antibacterial Product FearsAntibacterial products are more popular than ever, with sales reaching more than $1 billion. That boost is due in part to fears over infectious diseases like swine flu and SARS.

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