An op-ed in the November 9 New York Times, entitled Making Chemistry Green, by Robert S. Lawrence and Rolf U. Halden could have been entitled Green in Chemistry. based on some rather obvious errors.
The FDA is planning to cleanse antibacterial cleansers of what they deem to be mislabeled ingredients: triclosan and triclocarban. The agency will require proof that the products so labeled are in fact antibacterial, and that they are not harmful. The makers have one year to show them the data.