Looks like these companies will have to clean up their products.
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it is banning the use of several common ingredients in antibacterial soaps and washes.
Manufacturers will have one year to remove 19 active ingredients from their products or take them off the market.
The two most common of these are triclosan, typically used in liquid antibacterial soaps, and triclocarban, used in bar soaps.
But that's not the only bombshell the FDA dropped! Apparently, antibacterial products are no more effective than conventional soap and water in preventing illnesses — and might even pose health risks!
Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement: