I live in England! lol. I know you are trying to be nice, and I am very grateful to you, and I hope I AM overreacting.Ok, I'm trying to be nice here - but you are seriously overreacting.
Do you ever put gas in your car or spray a bug with Raid? All of these chemicals are bad for us and we get trace amounts on our hands, yet we don't die if we lick our greasy fingers with these traces of chemicals on our hands.
We have tons of poisons everywhere all around us - everything from medications in the municipal drinking water (since these cannot be filtered out by water treatment plants) to diesel fumes on the highway. It's unfortunate, but there isn't much we can do except live on a ranch in the desert.
If nothing anyone says will get you to calm down, perhaps you should talk to a professional:
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Whenever I put gas in my car I use 2 gloves on each hand and thoroughly wash them. I also never take the kids into a petrol statio. I never use pesticides or weedkillers and when my kids got headlice I painstakingly went through their hair for several hours with a nit comb rather than use the horrible chemicals. We try and avoid car fumes, don't use mobile phones and I never let anyone smoke in my house. I am aware of all the dangers. In fact I know too bloody much, which is why I worry so much. BUT these things wouldn't do immediate harm anyway, it happens over time. Also I do think many people are just blase about things. But I don't mean to be rude saying that. I am not saying YOU are, just that generally people are. It's just with it saying it is a dangeous carcinogen and that you must keep it off your hands ithas frightened me. I should be in bed now but I was so worried I had to find someone to ask about it. if you are saying a tiny bit ingested definitely wouldn't do any harm (Is that the case?? Not just that a bit in the skin is harmless?) then I thank you and I will definitely feel a bit better. Thank you for your time. I know I am neurotic but I just worry about these things so much