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FDA Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps

U.S. regulators are calling on the makers of antimicrobial soaps to prove their products are more effective than plain soap and water. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the widespread use of these products may be contributing to rising rates of drug-resistant bacteria, and some evidence suggests they may even be harmful to your health. The agency has issued a proposal that would require manufacturers to demonstrate that antimicrobial soaps lower rates of illness more than...

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