Toxic Products – Hand Sanitisers and Disinfectants
Hi welcome back to Health Bunker blog.
In this article I’ll be looking at everyday products we buy that have ingredients in them that are harmful.
These products we buy are sold to us as a beneficial way to ‘KILL’ germs. We use them to clean toilets, wash or wipe down work surfaces, wash our hands, disinfect our yards, and even bath in.
This industry is worth billions of dollars in sales and stock values for the huge global chemical companies also known as ‘Big Chem’.
But are these products safe and if not how are they legal? Do hand sanitisers and disinfectants do what we are told they should do?
We will look into QUATs which stands for ‘Quaternary Ammonium Compounds’(1) what are these ingredients and what health related research has there been done More importantly what is their impact our health and the environment?
These are some of the questions I will be asking, and the answers will or should concern you all.
I will be picking on the household names that we have used and trusted all our lives, brands like.
- Dettol made and owned by Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
- Domestos owned by Unilever