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How To Tell If Your Sanitizer is Safe And Effective
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Embrace Life Medical Supplies Team | Posted On: March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made hand sanitizer, sanitizing sprays, and sanitizing wipes more important than ever. Hospitals, medical offices, and businesses looking to disinfect their facilities and slow the spread of the disease are using sanitizing materials now more than ever. Demand for hand sanitizer and other sanitizing products has surged, and unfortunately inferior products have come onto the market to take advantage of that demand. Not all sanitizers are created equal. In fact, many saitizing products either don’t work well to kill the COVID-19 or are even dangerous for people to use.

Here are some tips of what to look for when purchasing bulk quantities of hand sanitizer and other sanitizing products.

1. Alcohol Content.

woman checking ingredients on hand sanitizer

Alcohol should always be the main ingredient in a safe and effective hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers should contain at least 60 percent ethanol. Many hand sanitizers that have emerged onto the market recently contain far less ethanol than necessary to disinfect and kill COVID-19 and other viruses. Many hand sanitizers contain fragrances or essential oils to create a more pleasant scent, but these additives can dilute the product and make it less effective.

2. Methanol Content

According to the Food and Drug Administration, methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer.  Your hand sanitizer should never contain any of this dangerous substance.  Methanol is toxic when it comes in contact with skin. It causes symptoms like blindness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, seizures, damage to the nervous system, and other unpleasant or even deadly side effects. If a consumer has been exposed to a product that contains methanol, he or she should contact a doctor immediately.

3. Check the FDA list

The FDA has compiled a list of unsafe hand sanitizers. Before purchasing a hand sanitizer wholesale, check the list to make sure the product is not present. All of the sanitizing products sold by Embrace Life Medical Supplies are safe and not included on the FDA list of unsafe hand sanitizers.

Sanitizing products are necessary to keep patients, health care staff, and employees safe from viruses like COVID-19. However, you want to always make sure the product you’re using is safe and effective. By followin the above tips, you can ensure the product you have decided to purchase will work safely and as intended and will help protect your business or facility against the spread of COVID-19.

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