Where Are Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Ineffective?

1. Visible dirt or greasiness

Hand-sanitizers don’t remove the visible dirt  from soiled hands like soil or dust and does not even remove the greasiness often found after handling food. Washing with soap and water would be more effective.

2. Hand sanitisers don’t work on certain germs

Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers are ineffective on certain germs like : Cryptosporidium, Norovirus, Hepatitis-A, Poliovirus, Polyomavirus, Calicivirus, Clostridium Difficile and a few more.

3. Chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals:

Studies show that alcohol based hand sanitizers are not effective in removing harmful chemicals or pesticides and do not remove heavy metals. In extreme cases, it is better to consult a poison control centre

Disclaimer: Issued in the public interest by Axio Biosolutions Private Limited. Kindly check the official guidance on WHO for more information on infection prevention and control of covid-19.

source : cdc.gov

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