Avoid Antibacterial Soaps, Say Consumer Advocates

National Geographic: Federal officials' questions about antibacterial soaps have raised a lather among environmental and consumer advocates concerned about the safety of controversial ingredients in these cleansers. Reviving a long-running controversy over antibacterial soaps and body wash, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Monday that the makers of such products will have to prove that they are more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and curtailing infection. According......

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