Day: 2016.09.02

Your Lede of the Day (Antibacterial)

This is the flabbergasting, unexpected lede of the day:

The Food and Drug Administration said today that antibacterial soaps and body washes will be banned starting next year. The FDA says they aren’t any more effective than regular soap and manufacturers have been unable to prove that they’re safe for long-term use.


Science of UsAlright, then. I mean, you know: It’s time? Okay.

It’s just one of those things we hear about but don’t expect to happen.


Rinkunas, Susaan. “Sorry Germophobes, But the FDA Just Banned Antibacterial Soap”. Science of Us. 2 September 2016.