SIDE-EFFECTS OF USING Alcohol Based HAND SANITIZERS

After the global pandemic which took over 2020, the everyday use of hand sanitisers has become an essential part of everyone's day.

 

Sanitising is an easy and extremely functional alternative to hand washing, especially in situations where you cannot wash your hands.

 

Although sanitisers are extremely beneficial an active ingredient found in many hand sanitisers called triclosan may also lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 

A 2018 study published in the journal Environment International found this out. There are other side effects of hand sanitizers too, that you need to be aware of.

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ALCOHOL POISONING from non organic hand sanitisers

Alcohol-based sanitisers can have an unbearable smell due to the ingredients and this is a sign that it isn't completely safe to use.

The vast amount of non-organic hand sanitisers have alcohol as an active ingredient which is said to kill bacteria. Although ParaSure Organics PS19 range doesn't contact alcohol and is 99.998% effective against any efficacious disease.

Though the quantities of the alcohol present in a sanitiser are not major, it can still cause poisoning. Experts believe that a few squirts of a hand sanitizer are equal to a couple of alcohol shots. 

Adverse Impact on Skin and Promotes Ageing

The alcohols most commonly found in hand sanitizers are isopropyl, ethanol, and n-propanol. These alcohols are also responsible for drying out the skin. 

They strip away the natural oils of the skin and also cause irritation. The acid present in hand sanitisers dehydrate skin cells and may also lead to contact dermatitis. 

In a long run, it can also damage skin cells. The use of hand sanitisers may also lead to aging of the hand’s skin. 

Dry skin and dehydration can cause callus formation, flaky skin, wrinkles, and cracks. Increased dehydration can also kill the natural barrier of the skin
against infections. This means reduced ability of the skin to protect itself leading to an increase in dehydration and dry skin.

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