Antibacterials and microbiome — real cause for concern:
FINALLY, the FDA has given soap manufacturers one year to demonstrate that antibacterial additives are safe or to take them out of the products altogether. This is great considering it has been found in the urine of 3/4 of Americans, and it is detected in 97% of breast-milk tested. The FDA issued the proposed rule on Dec. 16, 2013 requiring manufacturers to provide more “substantial data” to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. The proposed rule is limited however and covers only those consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes that are used with water.