The right way to wash hands includes lathering them for at least 20 seconds and rinsing with clean running water. Photo: Shutterstock

Two in five handwash products may cause allergies or skin problems, tests by Hong Kong consumer watchdog find

  • Consumer Council tests 35 handwash products and finds 13 contain preservatives that can induce an allergy
  • Watchdog says labelling information of some products needs to be improved
Topic |   Consumer protection in Hong Kong

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The right way to wash hands includes lathering them for at least 20 seconds and rinsing with clean running water. Photo: Shutterstock
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Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.