Have you ever noticed that when you are at the gorcery store and you grab a package of chicken, the juice somehow gets on your hands? What do you do in this kind of a situation?
Another question is what do you do when your kids are playing at the park and after that they reach for their picnic lunch? I can only assume that like most of the people, you just slap on some hand sanitizer, rub the hands together and continue doing what you have started. Unfortunately, you are not alone in this, because many people worldwide use sanitizers.
Even though hand sanitizer is a quick, easy and great way to kill germs when you don’t have an easy access to soap and water, people should think twice before using it because it can actually do more harm than good.
The reason why hand sanitizer is harmful to your health is because it kills both the bad and the good germs.
We all use hand sanitizers in order to kill all those yucky germs and bacteria such as salmonella, flu and common cold, but the negative effect of this kind of sanitizer is that it also kills the good bacteria that our body needs. It may sound strange to you, but your body really needs certain bacteria that are in fact beneficial for your body.
The reason why good bacteria is vital for your body is because it actually works to battle bad bacteria when it enters your organism. As you can realize on your own, once the good bacteria are killed, your immune system may not be strong enough to fight bad bacteria. That’s why people end up sick.
There is another negative effect of hand sanitizer. The use of this kind of sanitizer can increase the amount of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that can wreak havoc on your endocrine system.
People should definitely try to protect their endocrine system because it is the system that produces hormones, helps to maintain your tissues and organs and controls how your body functions as a whole. According to recent studies, high levels of BPA in the body can cause numerous different health issues like diabetes, infertility, heart disease, cancer and many other.
The next time you try to use hand sanitizer, you should think twice because as we previously mentioned it kills the good bacteria which leads to some pretty serious damage to your endocrine system which can further lead to the development of numerous health conditions.