Say so long to those anti-bacterial soaps.

FOX's Anna Welles explains:

More than a dozen chemicals used in anti-bacterial soaps and washes are being banned.

The Food and Drug Administration says there's no evidence that anti-bacterial soaps work any better than plain soap and water to kill germs. The agency also says soap makers weren't able to prove that they are safe.

The decision primarily targets Triclosan and Triclocarban, two once popular ingredients, that some research suggests can interfere with hormone levels and spur drug resistant bacteria.

The industry says most companies have already reformulated their products.

Anna Welles, FOX News.