Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic?
Because the main ingredient in hand sanitizer is triclosan, the FDA is reviewing studies for toxicity.
Nothing good comes from triclosan, so how is hand sanitizer both safe and effective when this is the main ingredient?
The rumor is that not only is hand sanitizer ineffective-- it's also toxic.
The alternative, alcohol-based sanitizers are fairly safe and successful, however, at killing bacterial pathogens.
The rumored news about sanitizer is that it might actual work in a reverse way of lowering resistance to diseases instead of heightening it, which is quite ironic.
The real truth is that despite what becomes of this rumored issue with hand sanitizer, soap and water is always the best bet.
"There's no good evidence that triclosan-containing products have a benefit," said epidemiology professor Allison Aiello at the University of Michigan.
Will you be weary regarding hand sanitizer after learning about this predicament?