WASHINGTON – Although all of the anti-bacterial soap making companies claim that their products better protect people from germs, the latest ruling issued by the US Food and Drug Administration has said that these soaps are nothing better than the water or any plain soap.

In the statement released on September 2, 2016, the FDA further said that triclosan and triclocarban are used in the production of the most of the antibacterial soaps and these chemicals cause serious problems including “infertility, impaired brain development and heart malfunction” among humans.

It said: “laboratory studies have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics.”

The FDA also released a new list of the dangerous ingredients used by antibacterial soap making companies. All of the chemicals now stand banned.

However, the new rule would not affect any other products such as cosmetics, shaving creams and toothpastes, which contain triclosan.