The importance of hand sanitiser

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I can’t stress enough the importance of hand sanitiser, even more during the strange times we’re living in. Hand sanitiser and hand hygiene, in general, are essential to reduce the chances of getting ill and spreading bacteria, germs and viruses to others. As the World Health Organisation mentions, “hands are the main pathways of germ transmission.” So, washing our hands is essential.

To talk about hand sanitiser, I’ve partnered up with Ocean Free, UK hand sanitiser manufacturer and leading hand sanitiser suppliers. They have the expertise and experience to share everything that we need to know about hand sanitiser.

Portable and easy-to-use.

When you are out and about and have no access to clean running water, hand sanitiser is the way to go. You can easily store hand sanitiser in your purse, backpack or pocket and take it out whenever you need to sanitise your hands. 

Kills 99.999% of bacteria, germs and viruses.

Hand sanitiser can kill 99.999% of bacteria, germs and viruses that might be on your hands after touching public surfaces. However, it’s important to choose an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content to ensure better results. As this blog post in Chilling with Lucas mentions, “Hand sanitisers with less than 60% alcohol or no alcohol content might not be as effective.”

Reduces the spread of viruses.

As Boo Roo and Tiger Too explains, “When your hands are not squeaky clean, they will put germs in contact with your mouth, eyes, nose and other parts of your body. So, by using hand sanitising gel before touching your body, you will not only avoid getting sick but also help reduce the spread of viruses, bacteria and germs to those around you.”

Is better than soap and water.

In certain situations. For instance, according to this article on Harvard Health, the frequent use of hand sanitiser by toddlers lead to fewer sick days, fewer respiratory infections and less antibiotic use. A study that enrolled hundreds of children who attended daycare showed that the “outcomes in the hand sanitizer group were significantly better than either the soap and water group or the control group.”

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