Bacteria

Is Hand Sanitizer Actually Bad For You?

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With all the news about antibacterial soaps being ineffective on germs and bad for the environment, it can seem like there's no good way to wash your hands anymore. Between hand sanitizer, soap and water, or just a quick rinse in the sink, which is best for getting germs off your skin? Hear about the science in the video below.

Is Hand Sanitizer Actually Bad For You?

There are better methods out there.

How Much Good Is Antibacterial Soap Doing You?

Answer: not a whole lot!

Written by Curiosity Staff January 21, 2017

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