Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Dangers of Washing in Life
“If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.” ― Gertrude Stein
Can our efforts to scrub away bacteria and other germs actually be bad for us? The proliferation of antibacterial soaps, and scrubs mounted to every hallway or countertop is somewhat marketing genius.
Most likely the personal care products you use contain the ingredient known as Triclosan. It turns out that our attempts to shield ourselves from every conceivable germ could be doing us more harm.
A study published by Prof. Robert H. Tukey of the University of California-San Diego and Prof. Bruce D. Hammock of the University of California-Davis, hand soap antimicrobial has been linked to cancer and liver fibrosis.
Does this mean we should all throw caution to the wind and stop washing our hands?
Of course not.
It simply reminds us as we attempt to guard against everything harmful in life, doing so could also have the opposite effect. If is said life is full of risks. But if you try to build a fence around all your fears, you'll shut out joy too (Dorothy Love). Yes, life is going to be full of risk and danger. There will be circumstance and events out of our control which can harm us.
We will do many things in order to protect our survival, but we also need to do so in measure. If it isn't the antibacterial soap that gets you, it will be the unexpected truck while crossing a street. Things will happen as we live our life.
Just don't forget to live your life.
Stay inspired my friends.