Saturday, April 25, 2015
Being on-the-go it's hard to be able to wash your hands. Germs are everywhere and not being able to wash your hands when needed is unacceptable! That's when Hand Sanitizing Wipes come in handy! The Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes claim that they kill 99.9% of every germ in their path.
The Wipes have benzalkonium chloride as an active ingredient. I was reading an article on the Virginia Hopkins Test Kits website. In numerous studies, exposure to Quats (Benzalkonium Chloride is a Quat) is a leading cause of occupational asthma and chronic dermatitis in janitorial and healthcare workers. Plus those occupations have the highest rates of occupational asthma and the highest exposure to Quats.
Benzalkonium Chloride Is Not Safe In Hand Wipes!For this review, I received a box of Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes! On the Natural News website I read an article called, Natural antibacterial alternatives to triclosan & other toxic chemicals. It claimed that Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) is linked to cancer, allergies and organ toxicity. As I continued to read about benzalkonium chloride on Natural News, I also found that it can causes reproductive damage.
The more I read about Benzalkonium Chloride on other websites, they all seem to agree that Hand Wipes that contain Benzalkonium Chloride (Quat) should not be used. On Organic Home I read that long-term use of products that contain benzalkonium chloride may affect the immune system and could cause asthma.
Ingredients:After researching the ingredients, I wasn't very happy to find out that some of the ingredients are not that safe. I would much rather have organic Hand Sanitizing Wipes, that I know are safe. I can not recommend the Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes.
Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% - Regular use of products containing antimicrobials such as benzalkonium chloride could lead to development of resistant bacteria.
- Propylene Glycol - Listed on the FDA government website as a known carcinogen. It has also been connected with kidney and liver damage in scientific testing. Propylene glycol has also now been connected with common skin rashes and skin damage.
- Disodium EDTA
- Chloro-methyl-isothiazolinone - Can cause dermatitis.
- Methyl-isothiazolinone - Can cause cosmetic allergies and potential dangerous neuro-toxic effects.
- Potassium Sobate
- Quaternium-15 - Can cause allergic reactions, dermatitis, irritates the skin, your eyes and your respiratory system. Quaternium-15 breaks down into formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
- Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate
- Vitamin E Acetate
- Polysorbate-20 - Can cause sensitivity and skin irritation.
- Citric Acid
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