Is Hand Sanitizer A Cancer Risk? Use Common Sense While Dealing With Hand Sanitizer.

So, if you recall, I stated that I would be making hand sanitizer this month. After all of my ingredients came in, I continued to research the entire process. As I was researching, I found out that making sanitizer can cause cancer in the people who manufacture it. Not only can those people be at risk but so can the people who use it often. So, this has caused me to look at things a little differently and perhaps pause.

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  1. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-thyroid-occupational-chemicals/chemical-disinfectants-and-sanitizers-linked-to-thyroid-cancer-idUSKBN17133O
  2. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20160629/fda-asks-how-safe-is-that-hand-sanitizer#1
  3. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2014/04/66770/hand-sanitizer-triclosan-breast-cancer

These are just three of many articles telling about the risk of hand sanitizer and cancer. Perhaps this is one of the reasons the CDC strongly emphasizes the process of washing your hands with soap and water. I am not telling people not to use hand sanitizer, because I made my family about 8 small bottles of sanitizer and purchased three more bottles just in case of an emergency.

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Yet, I am telling people to be careful about how much you use and often you are using it. If you are near soap and water, that should be your first choice. If you do not have to go out, do not go out. You can minimize the need for sanitizer by watching your movement. The less you mingle with people and objects that are not your own, the less you will need to use hand sanitizer. So, now I have enough bottles for us and my husband’s job. Would anyone else like a bottle of isopropyl alcohol? I am giving them away free. I have 19 bottles which is enough to help at least 19 families or people if needed. You will have to get your own aloe gel and essential oils because I need those for lotion and other stuff.

The alcohol is 95 percent so it will be strong enough to keep COVID-19 away, but again do not go crazy with using it. Be careful while mixing it and please don’t turn around and try to market it for high prices. We should be trying to help each other right now, not preventing others from being safe during this crazy time. As always, I am here trying to spread the word, as I learn the word. Maybe in a few weeks I will be able to showcase my products, but as for now I am trying to find ways to remove the need for parabens in my products. Parabens have been known to cause cancer, and after watching my father die from lung cancer, I do not want to sell any beauty product that trades beauty for health.

Be safe and remember it take a village! Look out for each other.

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

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