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Hazardous Handsoaps

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Triclosan, the active ingredient in most antibacterial hand soaps, is being looked at again by the Food & Drug Administration,

The chemical has been used in those products and other products for more than 40 years.  It's not currently known to be hazardous to human health, but several scientific studies have come out since its last review.

the FDA says animal studies have shown triclosan changes hormone regulation, and other studies have raised the possibility of contributing to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

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