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Know Your Sanitizer Ingredients – Your Safety Depends On It

In today’s day and age, almost nothing is predictable, and it seems that everything is changing. For a good reason – as the Corona Virus rampages through the United States and around the world, people are trying to find ways to keep themselves safe and fight off the virus.

While quarantine is the best way, most of us cannot just stay cooped up in our houses for months on end, and we have to enter the real world, the world where germs and viruses are that can harm, and in some cases kill us.

Our best defense is simple, so simple most people do not do it, and that is a significant cause of the continuation of this pandemic. According to WHO and the CDC, washing your hands for twenty seconds after using the restroom and when entering your house or finishing an activity, can greatly reduce the chances of catching COVID-19. But sometimes soap and water are not always around. That is where alcohol-based hand sanitizers come in.

Chemicals:

There are a lot of hand sanitizers out there, many different brands. Some that you will be more familiar with than others, but they should all generally share the same ingredients that areare legal, safe, and legitimate. Many products have come on the market that are the opposite of these things,and the FDA starts to reign in these new products.

There is what you need to know. Do not, and I repeat, do not get any hand sanitizer that has Methanol, or Wood Alcohol. Not only does this not kill germs and viruses, it is toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested, but not only is this chemical found in many of the new hand sanitizers, but even some of the older, more trusted brands.

What you need to look for is any product is at least 60% ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, food-grade glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, and sterile water. That is what makes the perfect, healthy, and effective hand sanitizer. See how important it is to look at the ingredients? You could be putting your life in danger by either not protecting yourself when you think you are, or by using toxic chemicals!

Conclusion: 

In this dangerous world, it is important to stay protected, and when it comes to the Corona Virus, the best way to do that is by washing your hands for twenty seconds whenever needed, but if that is not available we do have this wonderful thing called hand sanitizer, which many claim kill 99.9% of germs, including the Corona Virus. What they do not do is clean, they disinfect. So do not use sanitizer to wash the dirt off your hands, only potentially deadly threats from your fingers. It’s always important to know what kinds of products you are using and what is in them, especially in such dangerous times like these. Hopefully, with the help of this article, you now have a better idea of what you need from a hand sanitizer.