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Five ways the pandemic surge in hand sanitisers may not be great news in the long term – The Conversation

  1. Potential toxicity
  2. Antimicrobial resistance
  3. Altered microbiome
  4. Rise in other infections
  5. Environmental effects

https://theconversation.com/five-ways-the-pandemic-surge-in-hand-sanitisers-may-not-be-great-news-in-the-long-term-157074

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Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared – New York Times (2019)

A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”

…Should you use antibacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190312120618/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/health/immune-system-allergies.html