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...
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