This week the FDA reported something that we’ve been saying for years, anti-bacterial soaps do more harm than good. The research now reveals that these chemical concoctions are not good for humans and they don’t keep you from getting sick.
The details are in this report from CBS in New York, FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety Of Anti-Bacterial Soaps. Here are some of the highlights:
- As CBS 2′s Amy Dardashtian reported, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said 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 scientists said they are revisiting the safety of triclosan and other sanitizing agents found in soap in countless kitchens and bathrooms. Recent studies suggest triclosan and similar substances can interfere with hormone levels in lab animals and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.
- Monday’s action affects virtually all soap products labeled anti-bacterial, including popular brands from CVS, Bath and Body Works, Ajax and many other companies.
- The proposal comes more than four decades after the FDA began evaluating triclosan, triclocarban and similar ingredients. The government only agreed to publish its findings after a three-year legal battle with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group that accused the FDA of delaying action on potentially dangerous chemicals.
- Triclosan is found in an estimated 75% of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes in the U.S. More than 93% of anti-bacterial bar soaps also contain triclosan or triclocarban, according to the FDA.
- In March 2010, the European Union banned the chemical from all products that come into contact with food, such as containers and silverware.
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