5 Responses to Antibacterial Products Heading Back-To-School

  1. anna August 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Great post (long time lurker, first time commenter). Another thing to be aware of is the dangers of this stuff if it contains alcohol and is ingested by small children:

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/sanitizer.asp

    I read slow death by rubber duck as well, it was a very interesting book.

  2. Kara August 30, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    As a classroom teacher and first time mom, I, too, have been debating about the H1N1 vaccine. My hubby & I don’t believe in the flu shot (as we think it important that our immune systems do the work) and we have not had the flu (knock on wood) in about 7 years. As a teacher, I work in a petrie dish where germs are ever present & spread like wildfire. I am thinking about the shot to protect my 1 yr old son since my chance of being exposed is so high.

    Hand washing, I think, is the most important part of prevention & my students will be asked to wash their hands before & after each nutrition break. This is in addition to after washroom breaks (which I hope they do already)!

    I am not a fan of the antibacterial hand sanitizers (for the same reason I don’t geth the flu shot), but I do keep one in my school bag (for when I get sneezed on/touched by and ill child & can’t wash my hands right away). Now I like them even less knowing about Triclosan. Thanks for the head’s up!

    K.

  3. Liz August 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    There are some hand sanitizers that do not contain triclosan. Try safbaby.com for specific brands.

  4. Jocelyn September 2, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    I don’t think that all hand sanitizers are necessarily anti-bacterial because our family tries to stay away from those. We use a brand that does not say anti-bacterial and has no triclosan. I found it on skindeep.com

  5. Gwen @ Nayla Natural Care October 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    As always, great post Suzanne! I have just added some wonderful and safe natural hand sanitizers to my store. Alcohol and triclosan free!

    http://www.naylanaturalcare.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=871

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