10 Unexpected Times You Should NOT Use Hand Sanitizer
#1: You’ve been exposed to chemicals
Hand sanitizers should theoretically clean everything, right?
Well, few people know that using this product shortly after handling chemicals such as heavy metals or pesticides can do much more harm than good.
In fact, the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people who use hand sanitizer after chemical exposure had increased levels of pesticides in their body (compared to those who didn’t sanitize their hands), as per this study.
Right now, research is still undergoing to determine which chemicals are more dangerous. However, one thing’s for sure: always wash your hands using soap and water to get rid of chemicals and stay healthy.