After years of study, FDA says it has no evidence anti-bacterial soaps curb spread of bacteria

  • Article by: MATTHEW PERRONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 9:37 AM

WASHINGTON — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.