FDA Provides Information to Consumers about the Ingredient Triclosan

Health newsWHO & FDA Release News › FDA Provides Information to Consumers about the Ingredient Triclosan

Story Photo: FDA Provides Information to Consumers about the Ingredient Triclosan
FDA Provides Information to Consumers about the Ingredient Triclosan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today updated its website www.fda.gov with information about triclosan, a common ingredient added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It may be found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes and some cosmetics—products regulated by the FDA.

In January, Rep. Edward J. Markey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, sent a letter to the FDA requesting information about the status of FDA’s ongoing review of triclosan in consumer products.
In responding to the Chairman’s letter, FDA explained that, in light of animal studies raising questions about triclosan’s safety, the agency is engaged in an ongoing scientific review to incorporate the most up-to-date data and information into the regulations that govern consumer products containing triclosan. The FDA does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan at this time.

For some consumer products, there is clear evidence that triclosan provides a benefit. For other consumer products, FDA has not received evidence that the triclosan provides an extra benefit to health. At this time, the agency does not have evidence that triclosan in antibacterial soaps and body washes provides any benefit over washing with regular soap and water.

Source: FDA Release News

Link this story to your website:

Copy the above code and paste it into your webpage, blog or forum

Comments On FDA Provides Information to Consumers about the Ingredient Triclosan

This news has no comments.

Be the first one to comment on this news

Add Comment

Your Comment
Your Name
Your Email

Your Email will not be shown with your comment

Secret Number
42172

Please type the numbers shown above into the Secret Number box.

New Storeis
Most Read