Hand sanitisers or hand washing soaps?

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Health experts are frequently saying, “Wash your hands, wash your hands.” While it is a good advice in the face of the outbreak of Ebola in some parts of the world as well as other communicable diseases and infections, we are left to ask in return: with what should we wash our hands with?

Digging deeper, we should also ask: are antibacterial soaps better than the regular soaps we use? Do hand sanitisers really work? Triclosan is an ingredient added to consumer products ranging from toothpastes, hand wash lotions and body wash etc, to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination.

According to WHO, hand sanitisers are really not healthy. Consumers need to start using the good old fashioned soap again.

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