The FDA Bans Ingredients From Hand Soap
Antibacterial soaps have ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, that have been linked to liver and thyroid issues. The Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban these ingredients, since there is no proof that they are actually beneficial. The FDA asked soap companies 3 years ago to prove that these ingredients were safe, and now that they have not provided enough proof, they will be banned. Companies will be forced to remove these ingredients from their hand soap. Washing your hands with regular soap is just as efficient, and there is no risk. There is some scientific data that shows antibacterial soap may be less healthy in the long run than regular soap.