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FDA to review effectiveness of antibacterial hand gel

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     The FDA is planning a safety review of a common ingredient in antibacterial products this year.

     It will look at whether Triclosan actually works.

     The FDA says the chemical is not known to be harmful.

     But several studies of the chemical merit another look.

     One study showed the possibility the chemical makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

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