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FDA orders the removal of 19 chemicals from popular soaps

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FDA orders the removal of 19 chemicals from popular soaps

The FDA has finally acknowledged that many of the chemicals in antibacterial soaps do not work any better than regular soap.  According to an NBC news story, the FDA ordered that antibacterials that contain more than a dozen chemicals be removed from consumer soaps, saying there is no evidence that they work any better than regular soaps.

The 19 banned ingredients are:

  • Cloflucarban;
  • Fluorosalan;
  • Hexachlorophene;
  • Hexylresorcinol;
  • Iodophors, which are iodine-containing ingredients;
  • Iodine complex, which is ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate;
  • Iodine complex of phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol;
  • Nonylphenoxypoly, or ethyleneoxy, ethanoliodine;
  • Poloxamer, an iodine complex of Povidone-iodine 5 percent to 10 percent;
  • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex;
  • Methylbenzethonium chloride;
  • Phenol greater than 1.5 percent;
  • Phenol less than 1.5 percent;
  • Secondary amyltricresols;
  • Sodium oxychlorosene;
  • Tribromsalan;
  • Triclocarban;
  • Triclosan, and
  • Triple dye.

Our locally handmade soap contain no harsh chemicals or dyes. Our Customers deserve the best, and we source only high quality natural and nearly natural ingredients for our products.

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