"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.
The agency said it is revisiting the safety of chemicals like triclosan in light of recent studies suggesting they can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.
The U.S. government's preliminary ruling lends new credence to longstanding warnings from researchers who say the chemicals are, at best, ineffective and at worst, a threat to public health."
Oh great... what's next? They'll probably discover that coffee is bad for us too! (What's that? You mean they already said that's bad for me too?)
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Antibacterial soap could pose health risks, FDA says - Health - CBC News