Re: Hand Sanitizer Dangerous To Children
My belief is hand sanitizers promote sickness.
George Carlin once had a great diatribe about how people were too overprotective of their children, especially when it comes to germs. He argued that people NEED germs so our immune system gets a workout, otherwise when the time comes to REALLY need our antibodies to fight a bad disease, they won't be able to handle it.
I have to say, my aunt and uncle are germophobes who are constantly using hand sanitizer and both of them get sick with some regularity.
I wash my hands if they handle something dirty (or after I go to the bathroom), but otherwise I don't go out of my way to avoid exposure to microbes. My health is generally better and I usually avoid most of the sickness my wife and kids bring home from their respective job and school.
Granted, I'm home sick TODAY for the second time in as many months with flu-like symptoms, but these aren't usual circumstances.
Last edited by evilkumquat; 11-11-2009 at 09:07 PM.
Reason: ACK! Unforgivable grammar error!
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