FDA Proposes Rule to Determine Safety/Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soap
From the US Food and Drug Administration:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Under the proposal, if companies do not demonstrate such safety and effectiveness, these products would need to be reformulated or relabeled to remain on the market.
For the complete report: http://1.usa.gov/18UHBdp