How Hand Sanitizers Work

Video   Dec 21, 2017


Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the ubiquitous little squeeze-bottle heroes of airports and hospitals, our allies during cold and flu season, and supposedly effective against a huge variety of disease-causing viruses and bacteria. But what’s really in hand sanitizers? And is it true that they kill 99.99% of germs, as popular brands claim? Reactions breaks down the contents of your hand sanitizer in this new video.

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Caren Begun | Mar 28, 2018

I came across your story and wanted to share with you information that many of your readers may not be aware of. One of the biggest culprits responsible for ongoing germ transmission that deserves more attention on prevention is our hands. Conventional hand sanitizers only work while they are wet and would need to be applied more than 700 times a day to keep hands clean. The good news is that innovative technology is available that creates a permanent defensive barrier against germs once it dries for protection for up to 24 hours My client Zoono USA creates GermFree24, a one-of-a-kind, long-lasting hand sanitizer that kills germs on contact and lasts up to 24-hours of protection on hands. Unlike other sanitizers, once it dries, a permanent defensive barrier against germs is set up that continues to protect the skin. GermFree24 also provides a natural exfoliation giving hands a soft and protected touch preventing hands from picking up and transferring germs all day long.

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