The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week ruled to disallow the use of the more than a dozen antibacterial compounds in so-called “antibacterial” handwashes. Australia’s regulator is now assessing whether it will follow suit.* Triclosan is one of the most common antibacterial ingredients in domestic and medical handwash products, toothpastes and cosmetics. ...
The US has banned antibacterial handwashes heres why Australia should too
By Christine Carson
8 Sep 2016