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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says "No Scientific Evidence" They Work

Photo by Corbis It’s time to wash our hands of antibacterial soaps. In a final ruling on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s banning the sale…

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Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon announced this week  that it will begin to phase out triclosan from their roster of products. The antimicrobial agent can be fond in many health and beauty products, and has been…

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Ingredient Widely Used in Antibacterial Soap May Impair Muscle Function

Photo by Shutterstock Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but an ingredient widely used in antibacterial soaps is far from heaven-sent. A new study from the University of California…

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