An Obsession with Hand Sanitizers

It seems these days, then our compulsive desire to keep everyone healthy has gotten a little bit extreme when it comes to germs. It seems impossible to pretty much wander inot any doctor’s office or hospital these days without bumping into a hand sanitizer. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for doing the regular washing your hands before dinner, and washing your hands after using the washroom. But, do we need to do that every time we walk into a building? I’ve been reading some studies, that suggests being too clean is not necessarily a good thing.

We need to give our bodies time to fight off all those germs and strengthen our own immune system. It kind of comes back to that same old phrase where when we were kids, we didn’t seem to have problems with roller around in the mud and dirt. It seems our cultural awareness about sickness and diseases has increased quite a bit. Especially, the communicable ones. I think it was avian flu that seem to really start the craze for hand sanitizers in all sorts of public places.

I must admit, that I probably got trapped up and using them a bit in the beginning, but for the most part I just walk right by them when I see them now. Canadian Drugs Online has some good ones. There are some disputed pros and cons, regarding just how much sanitizing we really do. There’s definitely been an uptick in sales on anti-germ soaps and products for the home. But some of what I’ve read, suggests that just old-fashioned hot water and plain soap are just as effective.

While I do believe that the original intent is a good one, I think it’s gotten a little bit out of hand. How many women out there, seem to carry around and some kind of hand sanitizers in their purses? And for what purpose? Do we really need to sanitizer hands just as were sitting in line waiting to buy tickets for the next big movie? I think sticking to the old-fashioned washing your hands when you need to before you eat and after leaving the washroom make the most sensible. What do you think?

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