A hand disinfectant has been in use since ages, and is a great supportive product depicting ‘precaution is better than cure’. It is extensively used to protect ourselves against germs, bacteria and viruses. In order to avoid any transfer of those microorganisms from our hands into our bodies, we make sure to wash our hands. Some uses soap and water to wash their hands, but at times of pandemic coronavirus outbreak, we need to ensure 100% germs are killed. That is why a hand disinfectant is necessary to eliminate infectious agents which come in contact with our hands.
However, there are two types of hand disinfectant i.e., alcohol-based and alcohol-free. Alcohol-based types contain 60-95% of different alcohols like ethanol, n-propanol or isopropyl alcohol, whereas alcohol-free types contain benzalkonium chloride instead of alcohol. Alcohol-based types are proven to be more effective than other type as they are responsible for killing at least 90% or more of microorganisms.
FAQ's related to Hand Disinfectant :-
Q.1 How effective a hand disinfectant is?
A hand disinfectant is comprehended as highly effective for hand washing as compared to soap & water hand washing, as it kills 90% or more germs and viruses, and is easy to use.
Q.2 Does hand disinfectant kill viruses?
Yes, an alcohol-based hand disinfectant is expert killer of all kind of microbes such as viruses, bacteria and germs, and is proven by studies that it kills at least 90% of viruses.
Q.3 How is hand disinfectant made?
There are two types of hand disinfectant: alcohol-based ones could be made of isopropyl alcohol, n-propanol or ethanol, whereas alcohol-free ones contain benzalkonium chloride instead of alcohol.
Q.4 What are the benefits of a hand disinfectant?
•It is available in three forms: liquids, gels, and foams.
•No skin irritation
•Kills 90% of germs, viruses (microbes).
•Require less time than hand washing with soap and water.
Q.5 How to use a hand disinfectant?
You need to follow three steps:
•Apply hand disinfectant on your palms (2-3 drops).
•Rub your hands against each other and ensure it covers your whole palm (front and back side) and fingers.
•Wait until it gets vanished.