If you’re one of those people who smother their hands with antibacterial sanitiser the minute you step off of public transport, listen up.
Regularly using hand sanitiser may be doing you more harm than good.
In the above video, Tara Long explains how triclosan, the active ingredient in many sanitisers, can kill a lot of the good bacteria on your hands.
New research also shows that sanitiser can cause your skin to absorb more bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a chemical used in the production of almost all plastics.
So what can we do about it?
According to Long we should limit the amount of hand sanitiser we use.
Back to soap and water it is then…