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Consumers should refrain from using soap and other products containing triclosan and other biocides at home, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, a new scientific body of the Federal Republic of Germany. Noting consumer products contain only low doses of triclosan insufficient to kill bacterial pathogens, FIRA adds, "When it comes to everyday life, soap and water or conventional cleansing products are quite capable of achieving the same effect." The institute expressed concern over the risk of increasing resistance of microorganisms to the ingredient, and concluded products containing triclosan should only be used in clinics and doctors' offices. Antibacterial resistance associated with triclosan use has been a topic of increasing interest in the U.S. In October, FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously agreed that makers of non-alcohol-based antimicrobials should be required to demonstrate products' clinical benefit prior to sale (1"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 24, 2005, p. 9)...

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