One of the easiest ways you can kill germs and help protect yourself is by being vigilant in keeping your hands clean and avoiding touching your hands, eyes and nose where germs spread easily. The use of a hand sanitizer may prove to be an effective remedy for this. Hand sanitizers are portable and have many of the same benefits of hand washing. They can be used when soap and water are not easily accessible. They are gels that contain alcohol in order to kill the germs present on the skin. The alcohol works immediately and effectively in order to kill bacteria and most viruses.
Alcohol can be very drying to the skin, so most brands of sanitizers also contain a moisturizer to minimize skin dryness and irritation. Purell products kill up to 99.99% of germs that can lead to illnesses like influenza and the Swine Flu. It is used by wetting one's hands thoroughly with the product, then briskly rubbing one's hands together until dry. Effective products of Purell are hand soaps, hand wipes, antibacterial cleaning supplies and hand foams are available. Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer is sold in the form of a liquid gel consisting mostly of ethyl alcohol, a highly flammable substance indeed.
Hand sanitizers are mainly used in the entrances to nursing homes and hospitals and in many public washrooms. A person who uses hand sanitizer is also likely to show slower redevelopment of bacteria. We all have some bacteria on our hands at all times. Hand sanitizer tends to slow growth of the bacteria on the hands after appropriate use. It may not be equally effective in preventing all germs, since some viruses are spread through inhalation of the nasal droplets of infected persons, as with the common cold. However, use of hand sanitizer in schools is relatable to a drop in illness rates and better attendance records. Gojo PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer is a popular instant hand sanitizer in convenient, portable bottles. It fits easily in pockets or purses and can be used anywhere. Another reason hand sanitizer may be more effective in some cases than hand washing, is that hand sanitizer is easier and quicker to use. Truly effective hand washing requires warm water, soap, and lathering and scrubbing for about two minutes. Hand sanitizer can be carried in small bottles, and takes about 30 seconds of scrubbing to achieve, in many cases, the same benefits as soap and water.