whether "antibacterial" soaps and washes are safe and more effective than plain soap

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

Regulators will take a closer look at whether "antibacterial" soaps and washes are safe and more effective than plain soap.

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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