Use of antibacterial cleaners and hand soap has negative consequences
Using anti-bacterial soaps and cleaners can be potentially dangerous for the health of you and your family. Avoid using them, and substitute natural bacteria-killers instead.
A number of people experience skin irritations from use of antibacterial cleaners and soaps. The hand soaps destroy the natural acidity of the skin, which can make skin sensitive and dry. You may experience a range of symptoms, from red, dry, irritated hands, through to the skin flaking off. Discontinue use of these products and the problems will be alleviated.
Kills good bacteria too
Your skin is home to a variety of bacteria, good and bad. However, most aren’t harmful and may actually offer benefits. Some of the positive bacteria help to fight off infection naturally. Using anti-bacterial cleaners and hand soap kills everything, both the bad and the good. This can result in poor skin health and a drop in immunity.
The most important reason to not use anti-bacterial cleaning products is that they are not actually needed. Use of antibacterial washers isn’t required, even in hospitals! Manufacturers of soaps have not been able to prove that anti-bacterials are safe for daily use, or even that they are effective. Continued use of antibacterial soaps can also develop bacteria that are resistant to treatment, which has serious consequences. Bacteria adapt, or mutate, to anti-bacterial washes, and then become super-bugs which are unable to be treated or killed.
So what can you do?
To keep your family and your community safe, stop using antibacterial cleaners and soaps. Use good hygiene, including washing hands and surfaces, using hot water and normal cleaners. The use of natural anti-bacterial agents allows you the protection you need, naturally. Natural products with anti-bacterial properties include things like lemon, cinnamon, tea tree, lemongrass, and their essential oils. Use cleaners with these ingredients to ensure natural health without allergens and toxic irritants.
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