Hand Sanitisers & Hand Sprayers

Do you like to keep clean? Scared of germs? Do you like to keep sanitised and hands clean or just curious? Read on to find out why it is important to clean and sanitise hands and surfaces that potentially come into contact with germs and viral diseases, and why it is critical to use Clarisan products to prevent the spread of disease and illness.

Does hand sanitiser work?

Hand sanitiser works very well for most viruses and bacteria. Hand sanitiser reduces the skin load of bacteria way more than soap and water does. It's also less damaging to the skin because it has built-in emollients. For example doctors, nurses and people who have occupations that include washing their hands a lot tend to have dry, cracked skin. Hand sanitiser shouldn't replace soap and water but is good to use alongside it because it helps fight important germs.

How does it work?

Hand sanitiser works by killing cells; not human cells of course but cells called microbial cells. It's based on a thing called isopropanol alcohol, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol. The concentration of rubbing alcohol which is most effective in killing said germs is around 70%, and with the addition of water it improves penetration. For viruses specifically, sanitisers work by disrupting the viruses first wall of defence. For bacteria, they work by destroying the cell membrane. Depending on what type of agent it is, they work on a wide range of different bacterial and viral illness. Some can be more susceptible to hand sanitisers, but for day to day infections such as respiratory and gastrointestinal infection, most products are highly susceptible to modern hand sanitisers.

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