Body Wash Fun Facts
Antibacterial soaps don't seem to add any germ-killing power to plain old soap and water and in fact may have some health risks.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new rule that would force soap makers to prove that products with added antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan are safe and effective something certain to be highly controversial.
An estimated 75% of the anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the United States contain triclosan, a germ-killing ingredient. The only problem is, the Food and Drug Administration has no idea whether it actually works-and there's some evidence it may pose health risks.