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FDA: Antibacterial Soaps May Pose Health Risks

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December 16, 2013
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The FDA says chemicals in many antibacterial soaps thought to fight germs may pose health risks. The agency proposed new rules for the makers of such cleansers to prove they work better than plain soap and water. (Dec. 16)


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Should Foods Have Choking Hazard Labels Like Toys?

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