Japanese Ministry of Health has announced to ban 19 chemical ingredients used in so-called 'medicated' soaps within one year. This follows the US FDA's recent decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products. FDA concluded last month that the aggressively marketed 'antibacterial' soaps were, in fact, no more effective than the plain bath soaps. This ruling did not apply to the hand sanitizers and antibacterial products used in health care operations.
Coming on the heels of this development, the latest article of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has quoted the findings of a group of US and EU researchers that harmful chemicals like endoctrine disrupting chemicals used in personal care and beauty product formulations, together with similar other elements, cost consumers $ 58 billion in terms of subsequent medical expense.
So, one more logical reason for the consumers to turn to safe natural beauty formulations.