Why soap and water is the best for younger children’s hand washing
The Centers for Disease Control has issued a stark warning about the suitability of hand sanitisers for younger children in particular, according to a recent report on the European Cleaning Journal website.
The article reports that “thousands” of calls are received each year by poison helplines in the USA as a result of children’s “adverse reactions” to the sanitisers.
The problem age group is identified as being the under 12s, who suffered from a variety of distressing symptoms including vomiting and eye problems after coming into contact with the products.
The use of sanitisers can only be enabled in carefully monitored situations says the report.
Soap and water preferred for children
The CDC report is quoted as advising
“Hand washing with soap and water is the recommended method of hand hygiene in non-healthcare settings.”
“Caregivers and healthcare providers need to be aware of the potential risks and dangers associated with improper use of hand sanitiser products among children and the need to use proper safety precautions to protect them” they are reported as warning.
Portable sinks can be used anywhere by young children
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