Originally Posted by Maverick2272
I agree as well. Even my Dr. has started talking about this 'trend' they are seeing. IE children living in 'sterile' environments never developing these immunities and then seeming to go into meltdown when they finally are.
Case in point are a lot of my wifes customers. These moms sterilize everything and are scared to death to let their kids play in the dirt. The house is kept spotless, sterilized, even the air sterilized.
What I find amazing is how if ONE person behaves this way, think Howard Hughes, we see that person as a freaking Looney Tune.
But if an entire segment of the population behaves effectively the same way it becomes a norm.
Two interesting things about hand sanitizers. The first is in relation to my previous post, bacteria excrement. Sanitizers may kill the germs but they do nothing for removing the germ poop.
Second thing is many if not most hand sanitizers contain known carcinogens.
I'm working on getting my twenty posts so I can post links , I just got this from the CDC site:
"handwashing soap containing 0.2% triclosan ... that use of products containing triclosan may foster the emergence of antimicrobial drug– or biocide-resistant organisms"
The page/ study also says the use of such soaps do little if anything to prevent the transmission of microflora.
So these soaps are not helping in stopping the transmission (carrage) of 'germs' versus regular soaps, and is possably forcing the mutation of 'germs' into drug resistant forms.
Don't think I'm against hand washing. Simple hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. I've heard some pretty high numbers of reduction in sickness, on the order of 85%.
Wow, it's getting late ....
Then, they spend the rest of the day listing off all the allergies and ailments their child has mysteriously developed recently.....
Maybe its not scientific data, but seems more than just coincidence here.
But that's no excuse to be a slob either! As my brother in law always used to put it: Being poor isn't an excuse for being unclean (he grew up poor, as did I).