3 February 2012

Hand Sanitizer

Dear reader,
Now that you have just finished brushing your teeth and done with your morning ritual …you are ready for another chemical(s) shot…

Yes...Your Hand Sanitizer...

1.     Alcohol based HS : contains about 60 % to 95 % of Ethyl Alcohol(EA) or Iso Propyl Alcohol(IPA) or n-Propanol or Povidone-Iodine. Most HS contains EA or IPA. Alcohol kills different types of bacteria. It also has high anti viral activity against many different kinds of viruses. Alcohol kills both pathogenic (disease causing) microorganisms as well as resident bacterial flora, which generally do not cause illness. Alcohol also strips the skin of the outer layer of oil, which may have negative effects on barrier function of the skin and loss of skin lipids. Alcohol also termed as a relaxant and worlds 4th most addictive substance (Nicotine being the worlds highest addictive and dangerous substance above Heroine). So every time we rub HS we loose skin lipids, essential skin oils and the skin resident bacterial flora required by our skin. And for “I don’t use Alcohol people” it’s a serene way to consume alcohol and stay sanctimonious.

Non Alcohol based HS : contains small concentrations of the nitrogenous cationic surface-acting agent like Benzalkonium Chloride or the Chlorinated Aromatic Compound Triclosan or Povidone-Iodine.
Benzalkonium Chloride and Triclosan are rated as a level 7 high hazard in the Cosmetics Safety Database. Triclosan has been shown to accumulate in biosolids in the environment, one of the top seven organic contaminants in waste water according to the American Toxicology Program. Triclosan leads to various problems with natural biological systems and Triclosan, when combined with chlorine e.g. from tap water, produces Dioxins, a probable carcinogen(Cancer inducing agent) in humans.

2.     Poly Acrylic Acid as a thickening agent. A so called non toxic
     Chemical but definitely a skin and eye irritant.

3.    Humectants (retains moisture) such as Glycerin for liquid rubs,Propylene Glycols, and essential oils of plants.

     4.  Perfumery chemicals for aroma.

So how many chemicals you have added to your body after using tooth paste and Hand Sanitizer. Are we exploring areas for increased cancer risk to our world? We will check up…wait for more…

     Yes..You can say no to chemicals… 
     Nothing is impossible, If a man tries...and woman cries...

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