The FDA says there's no evidence that antibacterial soaps do a better job cleaning hands, and chemicals in them may pose health hazards. The FDA ban applies only to consumer products, not those used in hospitals and food service settings. Mike Kemp/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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There's no evidence that triclosan and other chemicals in antibacterial soaps do a better job than plain soap and water, the FDA says. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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