Perhaps petition the school to put signs on the dispensers emphasizing that sanatizer kills bugs...it does not wash away dirt or non-biological contaminants, and therefore does not replace washing your hands (or bathing). On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Ben Ruekberg
wrote : > > > =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Our school has put hand sanitizer dispe nsers all over campus. > It has occurred to me that we strongly encourage our students to wash the ir > hands after labs and that some of them may mistakenly think that the > application of hand sanitizer may accomplish this.=A0 (Sometimes, student s do > not distinguish between similar different things well.) > > > > =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Not only does one not rinse hand saniti zer off, but it is > largely alcohol, which may increase skin permeability.=A0 Students are gi ven > at least as much safety information as they can assimilate already.=A0 Is this > something worth worrying about? > > > > =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Thank you.
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