Hoodwinked yet again the American public was.
So my question is, what about all that obviously false advertising that went on for decades?
We all already know the answer to that now don't we?
Nothing to see here, move along citizen.
Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe.
Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.
"Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections," the FDA said in a statement.
"Some manufacturers have already started removing these ingredients from their products."
Triclosan used in 93 percent of liquid products labeled "antibacterial" or "antimicrobial" - at least 2,000 different products, according to the FDA.
There's no proof yet that triclosan is dangerous to people, but some animal studies suggest high doses can affect the way hormones work in the body.
"SOME MANUFACTURERS HAVE ALREADY STARTED REMOVING THESE INGREDIENTS FROM THEIR PRODUCTS."
The proposed rule only affects hand soaps and body washes. Triclosan is often used in toothpaste and it's been shown to help kill germs that cause gum disease.
"In response to comments submitted by industry, the FDA has deferred rulemaking for one year on three additional ingredients used in consumer wash products - benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride and chloroxylenol (PCMX) - to allow for the development and submission of new safety and effectiveness data for these ingredients," the FDA added.
"Consumer antibacterial washes containing these specific ingredients may be marketed during this time while data are being collected."
When asked his opinion on the matter, this gentleman replied that he absolutely trusted our government to protect us from all evils or maybe it was, I think I found a Dime!
We aren't quite sure.