10 Unexpected Times You Should NOT Use Hand Sanitizer
#3: You have just used the bathroom
If using public toilets wasn’t unpleasant enough, this practice is even scarier with the SARS-CoV-2 virus lurking around.
This is probably one of the dirtiest public places you may come across and you should definitely avoid it as much as possible. For those times you just have to go, though, simply using hand sanitizer afterwards isn’t enough to scare all the germs away.
According to Dr. David Coil, Phd and microbiologist at the UC Davis Genome Center, ‘hand sanitizers are probably not great for your skin, they lead to resistance, they create a false sense of security, and they displace soap and water which is preferable anyway.’
Just as the CDC experts recommend, washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water is the safest way of eliminating the nasty microorganisms in public bathrooms.