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What's In Your Soap?

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Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of soaps containing antibacterial chemicals. According to the FDA, there isn’t enough science to prove that antibacterial soaps are better than washing with plain soap and water. There are concerns that overuse of antibacterial agents, such as triclosan, can have potential risks to humans from long term exposure. Triclosan is not only found in antibacterial soaps. It is added to many consumer products, like clothing, furniture, and toys. According to The New York Times, studies done on animals exposed to triclosan show that high levels can disrupt their...

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