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HealthierMe: Downside of Hand Sanitizers

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Slather on sanitizer. Wipe down surfaces. Repeat.

It's become a familiar ritual in our battle against germs, but the dirty little secret is that most germs are harmless and, in fact, many are good for us.

"If you're in a normal environment and you're not exposed to germs, overuse of hand sanitizers might actually make you more susceptible to the next infection that comes along," says Dr. Richard Gallo.

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