There are some people who are so dependent on hand sanitizers. I have to admit that I am one of them. I am not a neat freak but I really do need to make sure that my hands are clean. Whether I am working in the office or I am out with friends, I like to use sanitizing gel to get rid of germs.
According to the FDA, however, there are certain hand sanitizers that do you more harm than good. Hand sanitizers and skin protectants made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory in Roy, Utah have been seized by the government. The FDA has released warnings about these products and say that they actually contain harmful bacteria.
I think that I have heard of something similar to this last year, that hand sanitizers may not be the best way to go. I didn’t really think much of it, though. After all, so many people have been using these products for the longest time, and there was no “official” warning about them. Personal experience with the hand sanitizers has not shown any adverse effects as well.
With this piece of news, I am changing my stance. Although I do not think that any of my hand sanitizers are made by Clarcon, I cannot be sure that all the other hand sanitizers are safe. Maybe good old isopropyl alcohol – the 70 percent kind and not the 40 percent kind – is a better choice. The reports didn’t really mention anything about this but I think that I shall stock up on it anyway.