Wondering why our Hand Spray with 75% alcohol is not called a Hand Sanitizer? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hand sanitizers as over-the-counter drugs (OTC) because they are intended for topical anti-microbial use to prevent disease in humans. Since this product has not been evaluated by the FDA we are not allowed to call it a Hand “Sanitizer.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water. Handwashing “reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals” on your hands and is generally better at killing certain germs.
When you are on the go, alcohol-based hand rubs and sprays that contain greater than 60% alcohol can be effective if used properly. The benefit of a hand sanitizer is the ability to combat germs when soap and water are not readily available.
How to use:
If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based cleansers or sanitizers that contain greater than 60% ethyl alcohol can be effective for hand hygiene if used properly.
For Best Results:
- Shake well
- Apply 2 to 3 pumps on the palm of your hand (you want a little puddle in your palm)
- Rubs hands together covering all surfaces including fingers, in between fingers, fingertips, nails and the back of your hands
- Rub hands for about 20 seconds and allow them to DRY. DO NOT RINSE!