HealthWise at Five: Can sanitizers be more harmful than helpful? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

HealthWise at Five: Can sanitizers be more harmful than helpful?

Health officials are always telling us that the secret to preventing illness is frequent hand-washing.  But now that we're trained and teaching our kids about the importance of clean hands, we hear that we could scrub ourselves into another problem.  We could end up too clean...especially with the over-use of sanitizers.  So, we've brought Dr. Ron Cook from the Department of Family Medicine at Texas Tech into the studio today to explain how clean is clean enough but not too clean.

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