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Hand gel mass use could create new superbugs, scientist warns – The Independent

Most effective way to prevent infection is to wash hands with soap and water, WHO says



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A scientist has warned that overuse of alcohol-based hand sanitising gel could lead to certain bacteria adapting to survive the product and could create new superbugs that could threaten public health.
Andrew Kemp, head of Scientific Advisory Board on the British Institute of Cleaning Science, said it has not yet been proven that alcohol-based hand sanitising gels could kill the virus that causes Covid-19 on skin.
But an over-reliance on the disinfecting product could mean certain bugs will le…

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