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The American Cleaning Institute and the Personal Care Products Council filed detailed comments with the Food and Drug Administration asking for changes in proposed rules governing antibacterial soaps and ingredients. The groups said the FDA’s proposal could eliminate consumer access to these products and “would increase the risk and level of exposure of the general population to bacteria, which could lead to increased infection and disease.”Read More
A: Sometimes plain soap and water is not good enough. The acquisition and transfer of transient bacteria (which can live on the surface of the skin) via the hands is recognized as a major factor in the spread of disease. Antibacterial handwash products are specially formulated to reduce the number of transient bacteria on the hands and thus reduce the potential for transmission or acquisition of disease more effectively than plain soap.
ACI's DeLeo: loss of many healthcare antiseptic products would have serious public health implications.
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