Will my hand really turn skeletal?
September 28, 2008 5:19 PM Subscribe
: Due to a latex allergy, general hatred of inner-glove dampness, I prefer to clean the house without using gloves. Am I putting myself in any grave danger?
posted by sunshinesky to health & fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I haven't died yet from bacteria, or had the skin melt of my hands from corrosive
cleaners, but I'd really like to know what I'm doing to my hands.
I use chemicals like Comet, lysol disinfectant, pinesol and more rarely a general purpose degreaser (nothing heavy duty).
Specifically I'd like to know if I'm splashing bacteria water all over my hands in a bucket of hot water/disinfectant or if I'm absorbing/melting my skin with the cleaners. I always wash my hands with antibacterial hand soap between chemical and anything else. Is that necessary?
(and yes, I know I can get non-latex gloves)