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In this Youtube video, our very own Fitness Peep, Tery, talks about an antibacterial hand sanitizer that is not toxic to you. It’s made from thieves and I believe it is by Young Living.
Tery on YouTube
Here is a little research I did to get your mind curious:
"ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Recent studies have suggested that hand sanitizer is bad for you. Triclosan, the active ingredient in hand sanitizer, can kill off the good bacteria on your hands and allow anti-biotic resistant bad bacteria to grow.”
1. Hand sanitizers can increase absorption of harmful BPA"can increase the body’s absorption of bisphenol A (commonly called BPA).This chemical can alter endocrine function by introducing excessive synthetic estrogens into the body, which can potentially have a negative long-term impact on health. BPA is a substance once commonly found in plastics and still used today in store receipt paper, making it a threat to cashiers—especially those who frequently use hand sanitizer (BPA is one of the 7 reasons to ditch plastic containers)."
2. Many sanitizers contain phthalates and parabens, which can do more harm than goodLike BPA, phthalates and parabens can also interrupt normal function of the body’s endocrine system, leading to early onset of puberty and increased incidence of obesity and even cancer.
3. Even alcohol-based sanitizers can be dangerous in the wrong handsNot all hand sanitizers use triclosan. Some products use alcohol, which is more effective as a sanitizer and is safer for human health than triclosan-containing products when used as directed. However, products with a high alcohol content can pose a serious danger in homes where children live, as a small child who accidentally ingests the product could fall victim to alcohol poisoning.