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FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Posted 2 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning most antibacterial soaps and body washes currently on store shelves, arguing that the products create potential health risks but don't perform any better than plain old soap and water. The ban covers soaps and body washes containing triclosan and triclocarban, the two most common antibacterial ingredients, the FDA says. Another 17 active ingredients also are included in the ban. "Most consumer wash products labeled 'antibacterial' or 'antimicrobial' contain at least one of the antibacterial ingredients addressed in this final rule," said Dr. Theresa Michele, director of the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. There are more than 2,100 antibacterial soaps sold today, representing about 40 percent of the overall soap market, Michele said during a media ... Read more

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Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

Posted 18 May 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 – Triclosan, an ingredient used in some antibacterial products and toothpaste, is a dirty word in certain circles. But triclosan might not cause the harms that some fear, new research suggests. "There are a lot of people who are fearful of triclosan, but we didn't find anything to support that concern in our study," said principal study investigator, Dr. Julie Parsonnet. The small study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found triclosan doesn't dramatically alter the microbiome of the gut or the mouth, or significantly affect the endocrine system. In the early 1960s, triclosan was introduced in a wide range of cleaners and personal hygiene products. The chemical was so prevalent that by 2008 it was detected in 75 percent of human urine samples, the researchers said. More recently, chronic metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, have ... Read more

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Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests

Posted 7 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 – Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products – including phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone – have been shown to interfere with the hormone system in animals, the researchers explained. These chemicals are found in many fragrances, cosmetics, hair products, soaps and sunscreens. "Because women are the primary consumers of many personal care products, they may be disproportionately exposed to these chemicals," said study lead author Kim Harley. She is associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at the University of California, Berkeley. "Teen girls may be at particular risk since it's a time of rapid reproductive development, and research has suggested that ... Read more

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Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

Posted 17 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 – When it comes to ridding your hands of bacteria, plain old soap is just as good as many "antibacterial" soaps, new research contends. Lab tests conducted by a team of Korean researchers revealed that when bacteria are exposed to the standard over-the-counter antibacterial ingredient known as triclosan for hours at a time, the antiseptic formulation is a more potent killer than plain soap. The problem: People wash their hands for a matter of seconds, not hours. And in real-world tests, the research team found no evidence to suggest that normal hand-washing with antibacterial soap does any more to clean the hands than plain soap. "[The] antiseptic effect of triclosan depends on its exposure concentration and time," explained study co-author Min Suk Rhee, a professor in the department of biotechnology and the department of food bioscience and technology at the ... Read more

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