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Ignore Fake Health Advice

THERE’S CURRENTLY NO known cure for Coronavirus but that hasn’t stopped a slew of useless health advice appearing on social media.

Home-made hand sanitiser

There have been many reports of shortages of hand sanitiser gel, as washing your hands is one key way to prevent spread of the virus. As reports of the shortages emerged in Italy, so did recipes for home-made gel on social media.

But these recipes were for a disinfectant better suited for cleaning surfaces and, as scientists pointed out, not suitable for use on skin. Alcohol-based hand gels usually also contain emollients, which make them gentler on skin, on top of their 60-70% alcohol content. Continue reading Ignore Fake Health Advice