We all use this product and we use it all the time – which (unfortunately) is very bad for us! Take a look at the article below and find out more about this. We’re talking about our “old friend” – the hand sanitizer. YES, we all know that hand sanitizer is quick, it’s easy and it’s a great way to kill germs when you don’t have easy access to running water and soap.
But, wait a minute, because the next time you go to grab a bottle of sanitizer and squirt it on your hands, you should think twice! Why? Well, that’s easy to answer – because this product could actually be doing you a lot more harm than good! Here’s one good reason why hand sanitizer can actually be harmful to your health – because it kills the bad and the good germs.
As we said, this product is great for killing those yucky germs and bacteria, like the common cold, the flu and even salmonella! But (yes, there’s BUT), while it can get rid of those bad germs, it can actually get rid of the good bacteria that your body needs.
And, now you probably ask yourself – our bodies need bacteria? Yep, it sure does! There are certain bacteria that are actually good for your body. This good bacterium is vital for keeping your immune system in check. It works to battle bad bacteria when it enters your body. So, when the good bacteria are killed, it can actually lower your immune system, which means that when bad germs and bacteria get into your body, your immune system may not be strong enough to fight them off. As a result, you could end up not only getting sick, but getting sicker than you ever would have if you hadn’t used the hand sanitizer at all.
That’s not good enough for you? Well, here’s another good reason why you should stop using this product – it could increase the amount of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that can wreak havoc on your endocrine system – the system that produces hormones, controls how your body functions and helps to maintain your tissues and organs.
Study confirms – high levels of BPA in the body can cause a number of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even infertility, among other things. So, given the fact that hand sanitizer can kill the good bacteria on your hands and that it can do some pretty serious damage to your endocrine system, which can lead to the development of several health issues, you want to seriously reconsider using the stuff the next time you’re at the grocery store or your kids are playing at the park.