Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for You?
Hand sanitizer is ubiquitous these days as a quick and easy solution to one of the biggest spreaders of disease, dirty hands. Those little dispensers with the alcohol based cleaner are all over the place, but how effective are they?
Our favorite science based video dudes, AsapScience, took a look at this very question. Take a look at the interesting results:
As you can see, the best option is always to wash with soap and warm water. Also, hand sanitizer doesn't do much for greasy hands. But in a pinch, or a situation without a sink, hand sanitizer can definitely remove a good portion of germs and limit the spread of infection.