Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer: Is It Still Protecting Us From COVID?

With the more transmissible Delta variant circulating widely, and coronavirus cases rising rapidly across the country, resisting pandemic fatigue is paramount. Many are even wondering if hand sanitizer is still protecting us from the novel Coronavirus. Renewing our commitments to common-sense public health strategies like hand-washing and hand sanitizer use will be necessary to stem this latest wave.

The Delta variant is a formidable foe, but it is still no match for good old soap and water. That being said, if you’re on the go and can’t get to a sink, hand sanitizer is still an excellent substitute. Sanitizer works by actually killing the bacteria and viruses that wind up on our hands. But as swiftly as sanitizer kills the bad bacteria, it also kills the good. So while sanitizer is still a strong alternative for protecting ourselves against COVID, it should not be overused.

For instance, vapors from the hand sanitizer can irritate those with a hyperreactive airway disease. The high concentration of alcohol also damages the outer layer of skin, causing dry hands that are prone to itching and cracking. This damage allows pathogens from the outside to get in, which increases the risk of other bacterial infections. Too much use can also lead to resistance by the other flora, bacteria or viruses that you regularly run into. That’s why there’s no reason to use hand sanitizer at home or in the bathroom. But if you’re out and about, it’s worthwhile.

While everything in life has risks, there are also numerous benefits of hand sanitizer use. Hand sanitizer is portable, convenient, and when not overused is extremely effective. Using this germ-battling item, especially in large group settings, can support your hygiene and your well being, regardless of where life takes you. 

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How to Choose the Best Commercial Hand Sanitizer

Choosing the right hand sanitizer can be tricky! Especially with so many new options  on the market today. While washing your hands is still the best way to help prevent the spread of germs, soap and water is not always readily available. Especially in a fast paced, commercial environment. To help you choose the most effective commercial hand sanitizer, we’ve put together this list of tips!                                               

Choose An Alcohol Based Sanitizer

Alcohol based hand sanitizers come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as different ingredients. How can you choose the perfect one? Before shopping, refer to the FDA’s Hand Sanitizer Do Not Use List to learn which alcohol-based sanitizers are not recommended. Your alcohol based sanitizer should have a minimum of 60% alcohol.

Choose Your Preferred Sanitizer Form

From foam solutions to gel based and liquid there is a vast range of sanitizers to choose from. Deciding on the best one for your organization boils down to preference as they all work well to ensure excellent hand hygiene. But you should note, one study revealed foam sanitizer can wipe out more than twice as much bacteria as a traditional hand gel supported by a second study that found hand foam continues to fight germs for up to 3 hours after administration. Whichever solution you choose, be sure you purchase the correct commercial dispenser as well! This is because certain formulations such as foam, require a dispenser that has a special foaming chamber to work effectively.

What To Avoid

Do not choose a sanitizer that contains less than 60% alcohol or is listed as “alcohol-free,” as this sanitizer will not be effective at reducing the spread of germs, especially CV-19. When using your sanitizer, remember to avoid contact with your eyes and keep the product out of reach of young children. You should also avoid cleaning surfaces with sanitizer as it is not designed to do that. And never store the sanitizer in a hot place!

Once you’ve chosen a commercial sanitizer and dispenser, it’s time to put the sanitizer to use in your business! Encouraging proper hand sanitizer use within the workplace is essential to prevent illness. Ensuring you position hand sanitizer in the right, high traffic locations in your business is essential in encouraging use. You may even want to include bold signage to remind people to sanitize their hands – the Signitizer makes bright displays easy! Is your business looking to be at the forefront of Public Health & Safety! Contact us today at 416-640-4477 or