Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:41:00 -0400
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From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Hand sanitizer
In-Reply-To: <65023CBF7D87432B985BDA979915DDDF**At_Symbol_Here**bruekbergterm1>

Perhaps petition the school to put signs on the dispensers emphasizing
that sanatizer kills 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
> 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
> at least as much safety information as they can assimilate already.=A0 Is
> something worth worrying about?
> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Thank you.

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