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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: Alcohol and antibacterial hand soaps are held to the same standard of efficacy by FDA. Antibacterial products for handwashing are specially formulated with different ingredients. These products are designed 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. Alcohol products are convenient to use when soap and water are not available.
ACI's DeLeo: loss of many healthcare antiseptic products would have serious public health implications.
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