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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Newsweek : Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers

Another member of the choir heard from..from October 26 Newsweek Magazine, reminding us that CDC's current recommendations i.e. alcohol-based hand sanitizers were published more than a decade ago, and were intended for health care facilities (hospitals).

Newsweek points out that these products are not what they're cracked up to be, aside from causing dry and cracked hands.

Having found more than 100 articles making the same exact observations, we can only wonder who at CDC is being wined and dined by Purell's lobbyists. And also leading us to wonder why public officials in local communities continue to mimmick the same, outdated advice. Could it have anything to do with their being influenced by local Purell distributors? Or maybe its because they think that if this product (and all other alcohol-based sanitizers) is strong enough to kill industrial floor wax, it must be a great product to use to kill germs on our kids hands?

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