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FDA proposes triclosan restrictions

1:01 PM MST | December 16, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Under the proposal, if companies do not demonstrate such safety and effectiveness, these products would need to be reformulated or relabeled to remain on the market. FDA’s statement singled out  the active ingredient triclosan, which is used...

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