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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...

Your Hand Soap Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good
2014-04-02 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Antimicrobial household products are widely used, but scientists are wondering if they are doing more harm than good. A new study from Arizona State University has assembled evidence suggesting that antimicrobial use brings consumers no measurable benefit. Even more troubling, according to recent research, the lax regulation of these products has caused toxic compounds to spread throughout wildlife and human populations...

2014-01-24 16:20:49

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bota-Nik announced today an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Columbia University for the patented discovery of an all-natural and eco-friendly disinfection formulation to replace triclosan in soaps and other consumer products. Bota-Nik's goal is to provide the most effective disinfectant products with minimal impact on the natural environment. The innovative and patented line of products contain a formulation of natural botanicals...

2013-12-17 20:20:11

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a decade of consumer and environmental advocacy and with many manufacturers taking the hazardous ingredient triclosan out of their soap and cosmetic products, an announcement was made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today that it will now require manufacturers to prove that their antibacterial soaps are safe and are more effective than soap and water. Groups have called on FDA and its counterpart, the U.S....

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...

Antibiotic Resistance Urban Waterways
2013-09-20 12:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Chicago-based researchers has found that a confluence of sewage overflows and widespread antibiotic use is causing the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in waterways around the Windy City. Recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study looked at the antibiotic triclosan, which is in about half of liquid soaps and functions by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria,...

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...

2013-01-24 12:22:20

- ACI: Triclosan Among the Most Reviewed and Researched Consumer Product Ingredients - Antibacterial Products, Ingredients Have a Long Track Record of Safety, Effectiveness WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analyses of research finding extremely low levels of an antibacterial ingredient in waterways are completely distorting facts about its safety and effectiveness, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI - www.cleaninginstitute.org). Researchers in...

Antibacterial Soap Chemicals Showing Up In Freshwater Lakes
2013-01-22 14:34:40

[Watch Video: Chemical In Soap Found In Minnesota Lakes] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A chemical from antibacterial soap is winding up in some freshwater lakes in Minnesota, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. This came to light after engineering researchers from University of Minnesota performed a study to find out where the chemicals that make up antibacterial soap end up. They found that a common...