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Germ Killer We've Used for 40 Years Gets FDA Review

Germ Killer We've Used for 40 Years Gets FDA Review

(NEWSER– It's been on the market for more than 40 years, and it's found in everything from antibacterial soap to toothpaste to toys. But there's a chance that the FDA is about to declare the chemical triclosan unsafe, in a review due to be completed this year. The germ-killer is one of a host of chemicals found in everyday American products that have never been approved by the FDA, and animal research indicates that it may increase the risk of infertility, early puberty, and other hormone problems, the APreports.

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