Apply 2 mL of sanitizer (gel, spray, or foam) on your palms. Rub the product into your palms and interdigital areas until it dries completely (15 seconds). Washing with water and drying with a wipe is not required.
The difference between washing hands and hand sanitation should be clearly understood. Hand washing simply means treating hands with water and soap - an action that is necessary if there are any visible signs of dirt on your hands.
However, washing hands with regular soap, which does not contain any antimicrobial components, does not offer any protection from infections. Washing hands is not necessarily convenient and can take up time based on your whereabouts and resources; moreover, it often reduces the probability of germ transfer and does not completely eliminate bacteria. A towel shared by several individuals, a sink, or a faucet may also become the carriers of various bacteria: when you turn off the tap or dry your hands, you may easily contaminate them again. Moreover, water and soap are not always available when needed.
Hand sanitation means treating hands using water-free bactericidal agents, which are normally alcohol-based and kill 99.99% of major pathogenic germs. The distinctive advantage of such bactericidal agents is that they require no water, soap, or wipes; you may sanitize your hands without having to excuse yourself or search for the proper facilities.
In the meantime, if your hands are visibly soiled you need to wash or wipe your hands first.
The alcohol-containing products of our company are ethanol-based. The majority of disinfectants present in the market of the Russian Federation, on the other hand, contain isopropanol.
Isopropanol is less effective than ethanol. In particular, it has limited effectiveness against non-enveloped viruses and virtually no effect on enteric viruses. Isopropanol- or n-propanol-based disinfectants have, for example, been shown to be much less effective against poliovirus (type 1 Sabin strain) than ethanol-based disinfectants.*
Ethanol also causes less irritation compared to isopropanol or n-propanol.
Isopropanol is significantly more toxic than ethanol. Oral administration of 200-250 mL of isopropanol may result in the suppression of central nervous system and myocardium function.
* Zaman F, Pervez A, Abreo K. Isopropyl alcohol intoxication: a diagnostic challenge. Am J Kidney Dis 2002;40:E12-E12M
Individual prevention of infectious diseases, including acute enteric infections, influenza, poliomyelitis, and tuberculosis. Prevention of pustulous and fungal infections of the hands.
The sanitizers may be used whenever and wherever you need - convenient for you and effective for your health.
The use of sanitizers saves your time. Studies show that the use of a sanitizer for 15-20 seconds is much more effective than 1-2-minutes of thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.
Compared to other antiseptics, ethanol is the safest, fastest, and most effective disinfectant.
The use of sanitizers eliminates the risk of microbial contamination when hands come into contact with a sink, faucet, towels, or restroom doors. The sanitizers may be used additionally to regular hand washing when the purity of water is uncertain.
In contrast to other antiseptics, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not associated with the risk of acquired antimicrobial resistance.