Frequently Asked Questions About Sanitaire
Is hand sanitizer recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)?
Yes, the CDC does recommend use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, when soap and water are not accessible and to work in partnership with soap and water washing to battle transferable viruses and common bacteria. Sani-Tear, Inc. recommends applying a small amount (two drops) to one palm and rub front and back of both hands for 15 seconds. After 15 seconds Sanitaire will completely evaporate with no sticky residue or alcohol smell remaining, leaving the hands feeling fresh.
Is Sanitaire Instant Hand Sanitizer effective?
According to the CDC the recommendation is 60%-95% alcohol to be effective. If Isopropyl alcohol is used, lower concentrations are just as effective as the higher concentrations of Ethyl alcohol. The higher the concentration, the more efficacious it is. However, often companies will sacrifice the efficacy of the higher concentrations because alcohol has a tendency to dry out the skin. Sanitaire has been specially formulated with a moisturizer so that it can avoid this dilemma and still maintain a high concentration of alcohol.
What germs and viruses are eliminated by Sanitaire Instant Hand Sanitizer?
Independent lab results prove that Sanitaire Instant Hand Sanitizer is more than 99.99% effective against:
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli)
Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep Throat)
Staphylococcus aureus (Staph Infection)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
The Centers for Disease Control also supports the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for fighting the germs that cause the common cold, influenza, some forms of hepatitis and gastrointestinal infections.
How often should you use Sanitaire Instant Hand Sanitizer between soap and water washings?
There are many reports that the limit should be three times before washing with soap and water. However, according to the CDC hand sanitizer is safe to use every time you need to as long as you need to, and there is absolutely no need for the use of soap and water hand washing in between. Other products may leave a residue on the skin that will prompt hand washing, but Sanitaire completely evaporates within seconds after applying.
Is Sanitaire Instant Hand Sanitizer poisonous?
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be poisonous if ingested in large amounts because they contain high levels of alcohol. A tiny lick at their sanitized skin shouldn't hurt, but ingesting too much can cause alcohol poisoning. If the sanitizer is ingested give copious amounts of water to dilute. Seek medical attention immediately. We recommend supervising children at age 6 and under when using Sanitaire. However, due to Sanitaire's unique formula, ingestion is made more difficult by an ingredient that induces vomiting.