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7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers were invented by those who work in the medical field. Regular use over time can cause problem.

7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers were invented by those who work in the medical field. In the hospital, it’s vital to keep hands free of bacteria and viruses, to avoid spreading them from patient to patient. As doctors and nurses are often rushed in their daily activities, hand sanitizers can really come in handy to provide quick and easy cleansing when there’s no time or access to soap and warm water.
 
The occasional use of a hand sanitizer isn’t going to hurt you, regular use over time can cause a lot of problems:
  1. DRY SKIN: Alcohols in hand sanitizers are the drying alcohols. They irritate the skin, strip away natural oils and dehydrate cells.
  2. ACCELERATED AGING: Drying effects can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, cracks, and flakiness. 
  3. DAMAGED SKIN: Scientific studies have shown that alcohols can damage skin cells.
  4. ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: Many hand sanitizers are made with Triclosan. This has been found to disrupt hormone function. It’s connected to the rise of “superbugs”—bacteria and viruses that can resist antibiotics. 
  5. UNKNOWN CHEMICALS: Many hand sanitizers are made with chemical fragrances. It can be irritating to your skin without you knowing because manufacturers are not required to list ingredients on the label.
  6. WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM: We think we’re reducing our risk of getting sick when we use hand sanitizers, but it can weaken the immune system. Studies show that ultra-clean environments—particularly early in life can contribute to reduced immune defences later on.
  7. THEY JUST DON’T WORK AS WELL: FDA states that, currently, there is no evidence that antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are any more effective than regular soap and warm water in helping to prevent the spread of germs. Sanitizers may even increase the number of bacteria because they strip the skin of its natural oils which prevent bacteria from coming to the surface and can reduce the skin’s own defences.

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HAND SANITIZERS ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SOAP AND WATER
 
Nothing is better than good old hand washing. Here at Stepping Stones Nursery, we encourage children to make it a habit to wash hands before and after meals, art, outside play, blowing noses, etc.  We also disinfect all toys, floors, tables and chairs often more than once every day.
 
HAND SANITIZERS ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SOAP AND WATER
 
Keep your hands germ-free, wash them frequently.

Nothing is better than good old hand washing. Here at Stepping Stones Nursery, we encourage children to make it a habit to wash hands before and after meals, art, outside play, blowing noses, etc.  We also disinfect all toys, floors, tables and chairs often more than once every day.
 
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