December 17, 2013

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"FDA to examine whether antibacterial products with triclosan are unsafe" – RCA Attorney Susan Brienza speaks out in the Phoenix Business Journal

    Susan Brienza
sbrienza@rcalaw.com           
602-440-4885

Shareholder Susan Brienza provided expert comments on this article about a recent FDA development. After 3 decades of silence on antibacterial soaps, the FDA recently stated that there is no evidence that they are any more effective at preventing infection than washing with plain soap and water. Some data even suggest that long-term exposure to Triclosan in liquid antibacterial soaps may increase bacterial resistance or hormonal imbalances. Makers of antibacterial soaps have 180 days to comment; and if they cannot prove to FDA that these soaps are safe and effective, then they must either reformulate them or relabel them.

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