Seemingly clean wet wipes, in order to store them, many chemical substances are added to the wipes, and long-term use will cause damage to the skin. For the sake of health, it is best to use clean water to rinse or wipe, such as carrying a handkerchief or towel with you to wipe your hands. Or take it out and wash it with a spray gun, clean, healthy and environmentally friendly!
What ingredients do wet wipes disinfect?
Most of the wet wipes are disinfected and sterilized. Do you know what ingredients are in them that can be disinfected?
There are many brands of wet wipes, but most of the raw materials are made of pure water, propylene glycol, benzalkonium chloride, preservatives and other additives. Propylene glycol is a low-toxic chemical solvent, has good miscibility with fragrances, and has moisturizing and antibacterial effects, so it is often used in cosmetics such as wet wipes and facial cleanser. Benzalkonium chloride is a fungicide commonly used for preoperative skin and wound disinfection. If you wipe your hands with wet paper towels for a long time, and then eat something, it will cause toxic substances to enter the gastrointestinal tract, posing a safety hazard. In addition, because of the high solubility of propylene glycol, about 5% of people will have allergic reactions, and long-term use will cause skin damage.
What are the dangers of commonly used wet wipes?
Although the two additives generally have very low concentrations and are not toxic, they are likely to cause harm to people with sensitive skin, such as allergic contact dermatitis. The real harm of misusing disinfectant wipes is the antibiotic resistance of bacteria caused by the misuse of disinfectant products, and the resulting adverse consequences.
Disinfectant wet wipes contain a small amount of antibacterial agent with disinfection function. If the concentration is not enough, it will not only fail to disinfect, but also cultivate the resistance of "bacteria". Therefore, unless there is a clear goal of preventing infectious diseases, it is not necessary to use disinfection products for a long time. Prevents disinfectants from being ineffective against bacteria, causing deep infections and even fatal inflammation.
It is difficult to judge that the wet wipes are "toxic" only from the ingredients such as propylene glycol and benzalkonium chloride. If the product meets the hygienic standards, there will be no safety problems in normal use. However, if it is used in large quantities for a long time, its disinfection function will actually encourage the spread of germs.
In daily life, try to use wet wipes as little as possible. Washing with soap and water is the best way to clean.
Babies should avoid wet wipes
There are generally two types of wet wipes for infants and young children, one is wet wipes for wiping buttocks. The wet wipes are not only convenient, but also claim to have skin care functions, which can better protect the baby's bottom. However, a recent report by the French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products stated that wet wipes for wiping children's buttocks contain harmful chemicals, which will have adverse effects on children's blood and liver. It is recommended that children under the age of three should not use them.
At present, in the manufacture of hygiene and beauty products, the concentration of this preservative in Europe is required to be less than 1%. However, such a concentration is still very large for children. Therefore, the agency believes that for infants under three years old Young children, should not use this product, which is intended for cosmetic purposes. In addition, you should also pay attention to whether other children's products contain this preservative, and its content should not exceed 0.4%.
Another kind of wet wipes are hand and mouth wipes, or sanitary wipes. I often see parents who take their children to play outside and take out wet wipes to wipe their children's hands. In fact, this is not very scientific. Children often eat their hands, no matter what they hold, they like to put it in their mouths, so it is easy to eat the disinfectant on the wet wipes. If things go on like this, it will cause the children's intestinal flora to become imbalanced and their immunity to decline.
Therefore, in order to ensure the health of the baby, we'd better use traditional methods, such as carrying a handkerchief or towel with you to wipe your hands. Water can wash why not spend money to buy wet paper towels, if you have to use it, you should try to choose wet paper towels that do not contain such chemical components when purchasing. When using wet wipes, pay attention to avoid eyes, ears and skin wounds.
Disfecting and antibacterial wipes/Lemon scent,
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