Wash your hands with soap and water

Now once again calls on you to wash your hands with soap and water and to use hand gel only if there is no other option. The reason for the call is serious.

The more someone uses hand gel with ethanol, the greater the risk of breast cancer. “Very light”, reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, but still.

Increased use of hand gel

The use of the stuff took off due to the corona crisis. Ethanol or alcohol is a chemical that can kill bacteria and viruses and in principle cause serious diseases.

In the text, however, the institute calculates: “Women who do not use ethanol hand sanitizers have a chance of about 143,000 in 1,000,000 people of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Women who use hand sanitizer ten times a day for a year have a 143,006 in 1,000,000 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.” Minimal as reported, but the RIVM thinks it is important enough to share.

The risks for people who come into frequent contact with hand gels professionally, such as in healthcare, were also examined. The risk of breast cancer is slightly higher among them than among consumers, according to the scientific researches. If they use hand gel with ethanol 25 times a working day for a year, there is a 143,015 in 1,000,000 chance of getting breast cancer.


Simple hand washing works best

“Wash hands with soap and water. This is the best way to remove pathogens. Only use disinfecting hand gel when there is no place to wash your hands with soap and water for a longer period of time and in certain work settings.

At the request of the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, has investigated the health risks of ethanol-containing hand gels. The results further show that the increased use of hand sanitizer with ethanol does not cause colon cancer or reduced fertility.

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We have to stick to basic rules such as keeping a distance and washing the hands mentioned.

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