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Antiseptic soaps often no better than plain water, says FDA
 

Antiseptic soaps often no better than plain water, says FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has banned 19 chemicals that are commonly used in antibacterial soaps, after they failed to prove their safety and effectiveness at killing germs.
 
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6 Sep 2016 - General
 
These antibacterial ingredients that they put in soap may not be effective, but letting them be as an ingredient will not hurt anyone right? One can argue that way. BUt what happens is, these soap manufacturers make people believe that these soap actually kills bacteria, up to 99.99 percent. So people become misled and they think once they wash their hands with this soap everything is going to be fine. It can also be harmful for the environment. Water pollution with human waste water commonly ha...
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I wonder if removing these ingredients may alter the efficacy of these products. Anyhow, the use of alcohol-based hand antiseptics does not replace the need for frequent and proper hand washing (running hand through water for at least 20 seconds, to dilute the bacteria count). The efficacy of most alcohol-based hand antiseptics approximates simple proper hand washing, the latter of course would be safer for us and the environment. However, I'm sure our hand-washing habits have been made ea...
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Food and Drug Administration has finally banned the 19 chemicals that are commonly used in antibacterial soaps the antibacterial soaps and washes. Some of the ingredients like triclosan and triclocarban may have safety concern for both humans and the environment. There are some speculation for a while that antibacterial soaps were not proven to be better than the ordinary, regular soap. There are no data from any clinical trial to suggest that those antibacterial soaps inreducing transmission o...
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