75% Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer – 500ml
- Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
- Kills more than 99.99% of germs
- Refreshing gel
- 33 oz. Hand sanitizer pump
- Leaves hands feeling soft
- Alcohol 75%, acrylic polymer, glycerin, triethanolamine, water
- No water necessary
What Is Sanitizer ?
Hand sanitizer is a liquid, gel, or foam generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. In most settings, hand washing with soap and water is generally preferred.Hand sanitizer is less effective at killing certain kinds of germs, such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile and unlike soap and water, it cannot remove harmful chemicals.People may incorrectly wipe off hand sanitizer before it has dried,and some are less effective because their alcohol concentrations are too low.
Why Use Sanitizer ?
Hand sanitizers were developed for use after washing hands or for those times when soap and water are not available. They are gels that contain alcohol in order to kill the germs present on the skin. The alcohol works immediately and effectively in order to kill bacteria and most viruses. Alcohol can be very drying to the skin, so most brands of sanitizers also contain a moisturizer to minimize skin dryness and irritation.
How Much Sanitizer To Use ?
To use hand sanitizers effectively, place a small amount, the size of your thumbnail, on the palm of your hand and rub it over your entire hand, including in your nailbeds. If the gel completely evaporates in less than 15 seconds, you have not used enough product.
Benefits Of Sanitizer
Hand sanitizers are convenient, portable, easy to use and not time consuming. Several studies have concluded that the risk of spreading gastrointestinal (stomach) and respiratory infection is decreased among families who use hand sanitizers. Commercially prepared hand sanitizers contain ingredients that help prevent skin dryness. Using these products can result in less skin dryness and irritation than hand-washing. Studies show that adding hand sanitizers to classrooms can reduce student absenteeism due to illness by 20 per cent. What’s more, many kids think instant hand sanitizers are fun to use.
Limitation Of Sanitizer
Not all hand sanitizers are created equally. Check the bottle for active ingredients. The alcohol content may be in the form of ethyl alcohol, ethanol or isopropanol. All of those are acceptable forms of alcohol. Be certain that no matter which type of alcohol is listed, its concentration is between 60 and 95 per cent. Am alcohol content of less than 60 per cent isn’t enough to be effective. Alcohol does not cut through grime. All dirt, blood and soil must be wiped or washed away first if the alcohol in the sanitizer is to be effective. In such cases, hand-washing with soap and water is advised. Hand sanitizers are not cleaning agents and are not meant as a replacement for soap and water, but as a complementary habit. Sanitizers are most effective when used in conjunction with diligent hand-washing.