We often squirt hand sanitizer onto our skin without thinking twice about it, and why wouldn’t we? The bottles all appear to make the claim that they effectively kill almost all of the germs found on hands and skin. That promise may be true, but when you use a product that “kills 99% of germs” you inevitably end up killing all of the healthy good bacteria along with the bad. One of the worst things hand sanitizer does is increase the amount of BPA in your body. Bisphenol can cause terrible hormonal disruptions, cancer, and multiple other diseases and issues.
In the end, it’s much safer and just as effective to use plain old soap and water to clean your hands and skin, here’s why.
- Helps create drug resistant bacteria. This is a problem which has been steadily growing and is becoming more and more of a threat to public health.
When triclosan, the active ingredient in sanitizer, kills the good germs on skin it leaves behind the drug resistant ones because they can’t be killed, and with no competition they flourish.
- Harms skin. The ingredients in sanitizer are harsh, they have to be in order to kill bacteria, and our skin ends up suffering.
Alcohol is easily absorbed into skin and from there it can reach the blood stream. It also dries out skin and increases its absorption abilities, meaning that the other harmful chemicals in sanitizer or that you come into contact with get taken up by your body.
- It may contain other harmful chemicals. Many companies fail to list the ingredients or detail what amounts they contain on the label.
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