DO’S AND DON’TS OF HAND SANITIZER

  • Aug 14, 2020

CDC Recommends you use Sanitizer when soap and water not available.  Washing hands is best

When on the move sanitizers should reduce the amount of germs in many situations.

How you apply sanitizer to the hands affects whether it works properly, too. According to a study on the efficacy of ethanol based hand foams, people don’t consistently cover their lands with a sufficient amount of sanitizer.

 DO use ALCOHOL  based :  Minimum of 60% alcohol to 80% - Liquid is better than gel. ... most effective at 80% concentration, which is the level where the alcohol will inactivate an enveloped virus within 30 seconds. 80%  provides rapid and reliable protections.  Lower concentration may be ‘good enough’ in everyday scenarios.

The CDC – Active ingredient not less than 60% or 70% Isopropanol, , those recommendations are largely based on how well the sanitizer works against germs with a similar structure to SARS-CoV-2 – viruses surrounded by a fatty outer envelope , such as influenza

 Sanitizers typically come in a form of liquid,  foam or gel.  Here the results are clear: the modes of delivery aren’t equally effective.  European experiments that compared alcohol-based sanitizers showed that while liquids do the job, gels don’t work quickly enough for healthcare and concluded that gels “should be considered a retrograde step for hand hygiene because the application time in clinical practice is often shorter 30 (seconds); they should not replaced alcohol based liquid hand disinfectants currently used in hospital.”

DO NOT use Non-alcohol based.  Active ingredient is a disinfectant like banzalkonium Chloride. It is a disinfectant, not a sanitizer. It works against some germs, but not viruses like the SARD-DOv-2.

TOXIC Methnol is toxic. Watch for made in Mexico.  Must be ethanol alcohol.

 

 

 


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