NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 2013
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(Washington: Tom Costello) The FDA’s proposed rule that would have makers of antibacterial soap prove their products are safe and more effective than soap & water examined; details given of the concern that the chemicals triclosan or triclocarban may spur drug-resistant bacteria and interfere with normal hormones like estrogen, testosterone & thyroid functions. [New Jersey mother Lisa LANZARO- comments.] [FDA’s Dr. Sandra KWEDER- says there is no evidence that these antibacterial ingredients prevent the spread of infections.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER- notes we are putting a lot of triclosan into the environment for no obvious benefit.] [American Cleaning Institute Brian SANSONI- says antibacterial soaps are effective.]
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