Study shows: Alcohol based sanitizers can cause head ache, skin irritation and fatigue

A recent study in Norway shows that the increased used of alcohol based sanitizers has an negative impact on the indoor environment and causes head ache, skin irritation and fatigue.

Link to original article (Swedish)

The study claims that the overuse of alcohol based hand sanitizers, especially in cases where there is no access to soap and water, is detremental to our health. The problem is the solvent nature of the hand sanitizers.

When they went back to the use of soap and water, there was an immediate decrease in the amount of sick days and less complaints of head aches and fatigue. The recommendation is to use a hand sanitizer with the least amount of chemicals.

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