August 11, 2014

The recent release of Colgate Total’s application submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, which included 35 pages summarizing toxicology studies on triclosan, is raising some eyebrows as some are wondering if the FDA did its due diligence in approving Total 17 years ago, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

May 21, 2014

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton last week signed a bill that will prohibit the use of the antibacterial ingredient triclosan in consumer hygiene products beginning Jan. 1, 2017, according to an Associated Press report published Monday.

December 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may require makers of antibacterial soaps to perform clinical trials to show their products are better at preventing infections and disease than ordinary soaps.

April 28, 2011

The Personal Care Products Council and the American Cleaning Institute have teamed up to launch a new website, FightGermsNow.com, to provide consumers, researchers and regulators information on antibacterial soaps and ingredients.

January 19, 2011

A poll released by the American Cleaning Institute found that nearly three-quarters of Americans use antibacterial soap, and many of them wouldn't be happy if the government banned such products.