You Will Never Use Hand Sanitizer Again After Reading This

You don’t have to be a germaphobe to know the importance of always having hand sanitizer within arm’s reach to protect yourself and kids from lurking germs. 

The trend of using hand sanitizers has really ramped up these recent years, with more people carrying around their own personal-size versions of the stuffs around with them.

And why not? Hand sanitizers seem like the perfect to stay clean and disinfect on the go and don't seem yo have downside. Unfortunately, there are some hidden secrets lurking in supposedly "clean" hand sanitizers that will lead to trouble with regular and repeated use.

Let’s explore a few of the reasons that use of commercial hand sanitizing products should be avoided:

1. Hand sanitizers can increase absorption of harmful BPA
Recent research suggests that usage of hand sanitizers that contain triclosan may be harmful, as these chemicals can alter endocrine function by introducing excessive synthetic estrogens into the body, which can potentially have a negative long-term impact on health. BPA is a substance once commonly found in plastics and still used today in store receipt paper.

2. Many sanitizers contain phthalates and parabens, which can do more harm than good
Like BPA, phthalates and parabens can also interrupt normal function of the body’s endocrine system, leading to early onset of puberty and increased incidence of obesity and even cancer. 

3. Even alcohol-based sanitizers can be dangerous in the wrong hands
Not all hand sanitizers use triclosan. Some products use alcohol, which is more effective as a sanitizer and is safer for human health than triclosan-containing products when used as directed. However, products with a high alcohol content can pose a serious danger in homes where children live, as a small child who accidentally ingests the product could fall victim to alcohol poisoning.

4. Sanitizers may contribute to the development of “super bugs”
Multiple studies have shown that use of these products has backfired badly because rather than keeping bugs at bay, the use of hand sanitizers and other antibacterial products has led to bacteria becoming resistant to those products, making these bugs more difficult to eradicate.

5. Sanitizers are associated with allergy development in young children
According to research use of triclosan was found to be associated with the development of seasonal allergies in children under the age of 18 who were exposed to the substance. It is possible that the impact of triclosan on the endocrine systems of these young people is connected to their immune function, leaving them less apt to fend off allergens than their non-triclosan-using peers.

6. Ingredients in sanitizers can be harmful to the ecosystem
One study showed that even after going through a treatment plant, water containing triclosan could not be fully cleansed of the substance, meaning that triclosan was being released back into the environment even after treatment measures. This means that toxic triclosan can be going where it has no business being: right into the water that goes to the taps in our homes.

A safer solution for sanitation: make your own natural hand sanitizer!

Tea Tree Oil-Based Liquid Sanitizer
Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl with:
- One teaspoon of liquid Castile soap
- One teaspoon of vitamin E oil
- Six ounces of water.
- Stir this mixture together and pour it into a spritzing bottle.

To use, spray it on hands and rub the hands together vigorously until they are dry, just as you would with a commercial hand sanitizer.
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