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Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers To High Triclosan

Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers To High Triclosan Levels

Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco UCSF-Led Study Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptor from Soap Exceeds that from Toothpaste Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a...

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2014-06-16 12:30:07

Ban of Antibacterial Soaps Could Lead to 7.5 Million Foodborne Illnesses, According to the American Cleaning Institute, Personal Care Products Council WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves - and might lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health care costs annually. In an effort to maintain consumer access to...

ditch the soap and water
2014-05-26 04:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While recent research has concluded that using soap containing antimicrobial ingredients could be doing more harm than good, one New York Times Magazine journalist’s experiments with products that replace traditional cleaning compounds with bacteria treatments have reportedly left her skin softer and smoother than ever before. As she explained in a May 22 article, writer Julie Scott participated in a trial for a living bacterial...

2014-05-23 12:22:10

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota became the first state in the nation this month to completely ban the toxic antibacterial pesticide from sale statewide. This ban comes as several large manufacturers have committed to removing triclosan from their products, and as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after decades of inaction, now vows to review the safety and efficacy claims of the chemical. "Minnesota has proven itself a leader in protecting its...

2014-05-22 23:05:30

TiFiber and Bradford Soap Works Currently Collaborating On New Soap Formulations to Replace Triclosan in Antibacterial Personal Care Products Fayettevlle, Ark. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 TiFiber, Inc. recently announced it has exclusively licensed and is further developing technology from the University of Auckland and its commercialization company, Auckland UniServices Limited in New Zealand. The technology consists of a family of synthetic, antimicrobial polymers (AMPs) with potent,...

2014-04-17 23:05:36

A jarring statistic was recently revealed in an article by NewsMax Health where only 5% of people scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The reason this is alarming is because high-touch areas of public restrooms can contain more than 1,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of infection-causing bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a reminder that it takes at least 20 seconds of washing...

Is Antibacterial Soap Increasing Your Chances Of A Nasal Infection?
2014-04-08 10:15:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus inside the human nose. The new study, from researchers at the University of Michigan, found that the antibacterial additive triclosan could...

Antibacterial Soap FDA Curbs
2013-12-16 14:58:58

[ Watch the Video: Benefits Of Antibacterial Soap Under Scrutiny ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would be scrutinizing antibacterial soaps and body washes to determine their effectiveness compared to their traditional counterparts. The FDA said it would also be looking into the long-term effects of using antibacterial products. The FDA is proposing makers of antibacterial cleaning products will...

2013-06-28 11:16:16

A mother's prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of babies. Rebekah Kennedy, a UT graduate student pursuing a dual master's degree in public health and nutrition, and Jiangang Chen, an assistant professor in the UT Department of Public Health,...

FDA Pressured On Triclosan Decision
2013-05-06 09:13:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the past four decades, the antibacterial and antifungal agent triclosan has become a ubiquitous ingredient in products like hand soaps, deodorant, cosmetics and even toothpaste.  And while it has been a part of our lives for over 40 years, only now are federal regulators reviewing the efficacy and safety of the synthetic chemical. An FDA decision expected later this year will determine whether manufacturers will be able to...


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