FDA, NRDC Agree on Triclosan Hand Sanitizer Deadlines
Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 2:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday agreed to a series of deadlines that could lead to the regulation of triclosan, a potentially dangerous ingredient in antibacterial soap, resolving a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
NRDC sued the FDA in 2010, alleging consumers were at risk of health problems from triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soap that the NRDC said is a suspected endocrine disruptor linked to reproductive and developmental harm. The consent decree imposes final deadlines for the publication of “monographs,” or standards, of Sept. 15, 2016, for consumer antiseptic hand wash products, Jan. 15,...
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