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FDA proposes rule on antibacterial soaps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a proposed rule that would require manufacturers to provide evidence demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps.

The proposed rule only covers those soaps used with water, and does not apply to toothpaste, hand sanitizers, hand wipes or antibacterial soaps that are used in health care settings, according to the American Dental Association.

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