Many people have a habit of putting on some hand sanitizer after working, before meals and also using it on their children’s hands after they’ve spent a whole day playing at the park.
We can all agree that hand sanitizer is an easy and quick solution to kill off germs when you have no access to water, but after this article, you’ll think twice before going to the store and picking up another bottle. Believe it or not, hand sanitizer is doing more harm than good.
We’re going to explain how hand sanitizer is harmful for you.
Hand sanitizer is a “professional” when it comes to killing off germs and bacteria, but that is not all. Along with the bad germs and bacteria it also kills off your good bacteria that are essential to your body and that normal body processes can’t function without.
For example, this good bacterium is essential for keeping your immune system steady and working properly, so when you apply hand sanitizer and it kills off this bacterium, you’re left with a weakened immune system and prone to more diseases and sicknesses.
And as a result of this, your chances of getting sick are higher than if you wouldn’t have applied hand sanitizer at all.
But that is not all!
Another thing that is hand sanitizer increases the amounts of Bisphenol A that can cause havoc in your endocrine system that is in charge of your hormones and how your body functions.
According to research, increased levels of BPA in the body were linked to numerous health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and believe it or not INFERTILITY.
So when you think about the only good thing being that it kills of bad bacteria, and everything else is horrible about the hand sanitizer, it is always a safer option to find a place with running water and some soap, to stay as safe as you can!