Does hand sanitizer decrease testosterone
Not medical advice: Research shows that hand sanitizer with triclosan or triclocarban can actually increase testosterone and exacerbate its effects rather than decrease it. Testosterone is thought to be linked to autism and other pediatric disorders.
The CDC reports that the average levels of triclosan in humans has risen 40% in recent years due to the increased use of antimicrobial soaps and hand sanitizers.
About a dozen teens were recently hospitalized in California for alcohol poisoning. Alcohol is being separated from the gels in the hand sanitizer products and then consumed. A small bottle can hold the equivalent of 4 shots of vodka.
John Cusack and Jimmy Kimmel on the television show Jimmy Kimmel Live! drank shots of Purell hand sanitizer after learning about the new trend used to get drunk.