Hand Hygiene is one of the most important hygiene practices. Hand sanitizer plays an important role in hand hygiene. It involves not only washing your hands with soap but also sanitizing your hands with an appropriate proportion of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Sanitizing your hands involves washing your hands with soap and water; after drying apply the sanitizer over your palm and rub your hands thoroughly. Can’t wash your hands? No worries… use a 75% or higher hand sanitizer to rid your hands of unwanted germs.

1) Use the right hand sanitizer:

Many healthcare studies have found that sanitizers with an alcohol concentration between 75–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers may not work well for germs, bacteria, and viruses. The alcohol-free hand sanitizers merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright whereas alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills germs and bacteria completely. Alcohol-free hand sanitizer causes more skin irritation as compared to alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

2) What is the right way to apply Hand Sanitizer?

Squirt a coin-sized drop into the palm of one hand and then rub it all over the surfaces of both hands until dry. Make sure you cover all surfaces of your hands, including between fingers.

 3) Does washing your hands kill more germs than using a hand sanitizer?

No. Washing your hands with normal soap won’t kill many invisible germs. Soap just cleans up soiled and greasy hands. This is why using hand sanitizer kills more germs.

4) What essential precautions should you take while using hand sanitizer?

It should be used as directed. Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning. Some people think that gargling of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can clear your throat. However, alcohol-based sanitizers contain ethyl alcohol and swallowing of ethyl alcohol could be very harmful and poisonous.

5) When, where and how often should you use hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizers are best used after washing your hands, but can be used without washing your hands as well. If you happen to be at a location or outdoor activity where soap and water is not available, you will be able to use hand sanitizer.

It should be used after using the bathroom, as well as in kitchens before cooking, and before and after eating.

6) Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer kill flu viruses?

It kills most types of germs, bacteria, and viruses. The transmission of some flu-like diseases can be prevented by using hand sanitizers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer definitely fights against bacteria and kills 99.9% of germs.

Scientists have shown that alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not stop diseases. However, it helps in preventing the transmission of contagious diseases like Corona virus, cold, flu, H1N1 and other viral and bacterial-based diseases.

7) How long will it work?

An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can work up to 6 hours.

8) How does it work?

It works on the phenomenon of friction. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer contains 75%  alcohol which has a very low boiling point. So, as you rub it on your palm, in between your fingers, heat is generated due to friction. The heat evaporates alcohol and other particles, which takes germ particles with them.

It must be used as directed — take a coin-sized drop of hand sanitizer on your palm; spread it all over your inside and outside of your hands; rub your hands together until they become dry. Hands becoming dry indicates alcohol is killing germs.

9) What is Denatonium Benzoate?

We call this ingredient the “Yuck” ingredient.  An ingredient that is put into household, garden and automotive products, ensuring that if a child or adult tried to swallow Hands Down Hand Sanitizer they would spit it straight out.

10) Where is the product made?

Hands Down Hand Sanitizer is manufactured by Softgel Co. It is made in a state of the art, GMP certified, FDA registered facility in Grand Junction Colorado. Hands Down hand sanitizer is an FDA approved formula.

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