Remember several years back when hand sanitizers first came onto the market? Everyone thought they were such an amazing product (the best thing since the proverbial “sliced bread”). People were captivated by the fact that they could kill 99.9% of disease-causing germs on their hands in 15 seconds or less. Truly a miracle!
The poor hand sanitizer is like a thoroughbred race horse, the favourite in the race, that charges out of the starting gates but ends up fading drastically in the final stretch. How can such a promising product taper off like my new skinny jeans? Well, here’s my take on what happened and why I think it’s time for the hand sanitizer to take its rightful place in society. non sticky hand sanitizer
Reports also came out stating that we shouldn’t use hand sanitizers because they weaken our resistance and reduce our ability to fight off germs. They scared us into thinking that if we depended on hand sanitizers, we would become weak and unable to fight off nasty germs.
I’m sure many of you have heard this line before “we need bacteria … it actually helps us … it makes us stronger”. My response to this: A resounding “phooey”. Let’s be clear … there are numerous types of bacteria out there and many of them can make us ill.
Of course, let’s not forget the germaphobics who also contributed to the bad rap. When we thought about hand sanitizers, images of eccentric germ-obsessed individuals relentlessly pumping hand sanitizer into their pale hands came to mind. Not a pretty sight.
Well, it’s time for someone to speak up and come to the rescue of hand sanitizers. It’s time to clear up all the popular misconceptions, open up our hearts and minds and restore hand sanitizers to their rightful place in society. Quite a bold stance, you’re thinking? Allow me to present my case.
First of all, almost everything that has been reported about alcohol-based hand sanitizers is true, and I’m not suggesting we embrace them. What I’m talking about are alcohol-free hand sanitizers… quite a different animal.