FDA banning 19 chemicals found in antibacterial soaps

        ABC World News Tonight (9/2, story 9, 1:25, Llamas) reported, “The FDA is banning the use of 19 chemicals commonly found in antibacterial soaps, saying not only do they not do any good, they may actually do harm.”

        On NBC Nightly News (9/2, story 3, 2:20, Roberts), NBC’s Tom Costello said, “The FDA is most concerned about liquid soaps that contain triclosan or triclocarbon, which research suggests could spur drug-resistant bacteria, even interfere with estrogen and testosterone levels.”

        USA Today (9/2, Weintraub) reported, “Products with 19 antibacterial ingredients...must be reformulated or removed from stores within a year, the FDA announced Friday.” The use of “cleaners with the 19 specified ingredients could increase bacterial resistance, making it harder to fight disease, and may affect hormones...said” Theresa Michele of the FDA’s Division of Non-prescription Drug Products.

        Reuters (9/2) reported that the agency “had proposed banning the ingredients in 2013 unless companies could prove they were safe and effective, but was unsatisfied with the data.”

N Line Construction

Due to a  station  renewal project, there will be some temporary closures on the N - Line through Brooklyn.  Please note: the Bay Parkway Station will be open and accessible in both directions.

Beginning Monday, January 18, 2016 Manhattan-bound  trains will not stop at  86 St, Avenue U, Kings Hwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, New Utrecht Av, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy until Spring 201

Manhattan-bound  is available at Bay Pkwy and 8 Av. 

Coney Island-bound  makes all stops to Stillwell Av.

Please see the MTA site for more information: http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/NLine2016/



Bones: Spreading awareness one picture at a time

Please vote for Bones from the Gupta Gastro Team. She is a finalist on Get Blued Pet category. Click on the link and...

Posted by Gupta Gastro Associates - Brooklyn and Queens Gastroenterology on Tuesday, April 7, 2015