whether "antibacterial" soaps and washes are safe and effective

"Please see the FDA's September 2016 update concerning the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps"

FDA will take a closer look at whether "antibacterial" soaps and washes are safe and effective.

Up to 75% of household hand soaps sold today contain triclosan or another chemical ingredient that plain soaps don't.

The big concern is that triclosan might increase bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

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