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FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

hand soapI have my share of gripes about the FDA but this seemed like a piece of welcome news.   The FDA is going to look more closely at the issue of antibacterial soap (usually dosed with Triclosan which we’ve written about before, e.g. here).

They’re talking about a proposed rule that would:

“…require manufacturers to provide more substantial data to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps”

Duh?

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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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