F.D.A. Bans Sale of Many Antibacterial Soaps, Saying Risks Outweigh Benefits

(Source: The New York Times) WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of soaps containing certain antibacterial chemicals on Friday, saying industry had failed to prove they were safe to use over the long term or more effective than using ordinary soap and water. In all the F.D.A. took action against 19…