Antibacterial Chemical Raises Safety Issues

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/business/triclosan-an-antibacterial-chemical-in-consumer-products-raises-safety-issues.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
     
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    Antibacterial Soaps Could Pose Health Risks...

    Is This the End of Antibacterial Soap?
    December 16, 2013 ~ The Food and Drug Administration announced that it is cracking down on soap, and this is great news for Purell.
     
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    I thought the big issue with anti-bacterial soap was that it could cause germs to become drug-resistant/mutation?

    Anyone ever use these soaps? :eek: Maybe it's just me but my hands always itch and get small slits around the fingers when I use them ... even after just one use. No thanks. I'll stick with my bo-bo milk and honey brand from Target or if there's a good sale, Softsoaps milk and honey.
     
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    This isn't actually news and has been a long running debate. But many of the anti-bacterial wash makers have recalled their products or are phasing them out ahead of any legally mandated ban or recall. The chemical in question is triclosan. And studies have shown it causes bone thinning and other problems hence the controversy. As to other aspects like building up germs resistant to anti-germicides, that's really old news. I'm puzzled why it's even in the news of late. It's not news. Companies have already handled the issue.
     
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