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Stop Hand Sanitizer Use in Schools

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As a student i am very concerned about my health and if i am over using hand sanitizer so I deiced to do some research about it. Here is what I found according to "It is important to note that the FDA considers alcohol-based hand sanitizers safe to use in moderation. The problem is that alcohol-based hand sanitizers can lead to dry skin, infection, and even alcohol poisoning". I continued to find this from the same website "Using them too much may have dire consequences to our hand microbiome, the “good” bacteria that keep our skin, and our bodies, healthy. “There’s no question that use of hand sanitizer—not just overuse, probably any use—will ‘disrupt’ the hand microbiome,” says David Coil, PhD, a microbiologist at the UC Davis Genome Center. “The stuff really does kill a lot of microbes.” Hand sanitizer could wipe out the good bugs along with the bad". From this information I come to the conclusion that hand sanitizer does help keep people safe but it is also very harmful to our skin and this is why schools should stop forcing students to use hand sanitizer.

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