The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a decree to antibacterial soap manufacturers that they can no longer use certain chemicals in their antibacterial soaps because they believe they possibly do harm while not being any better than regular soaps. The chemicals now disallowed are triclosan and triclocarban, which studies have shown to make individuals resistant to drugs that would normally resist bacteria while also providing a negative impact on hormone levels. Triclosan has also been tied in studies to the possible increase in tumor growth.
While the antibacterial soaps have been impacted by the banning of these chemicals, the FDA has not yet issued bans on hand sanitizers yet, stating that they often use alcohol rather than the antibacterial chemicals. The bottom line would be to check your product labels if you are concerned they may contain harmful chemicals banned in the antibacterial soaps for safety and well-being.
Inserra Kelley Sewell seeks to make its readership aware of possible product dangers out there and urges consumers to be proactive when it comes to the safety of the family. Keep educated and informed regarding possible product dangers and become a label reader to watch for harmful chemicals. If you or a loved one believe you may have received injury or illness related to one of these antibacterial chemicals, do not hesitate to contact us to see whether you may have a claim to compensation for your injury.