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In the absence of a vaccine or effective antiviral drugs, hand hygiene is a mainstay of efforts to prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.
People who have the infection may show few, if any, symptoms, but still be able to transmit the virus. The virus spreads via droplets in the air or on commonly used surfaces, such as door handles
Washing the hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is a highly effective way to defend against harmful bacteria and viruses.
Hand washing isn’t always practical, however, especially for healthcare workers. This is due to a lack of access to running water, and a lack of sufficient time to wash the hands thoroughly.
Meanwhile, this group may be exposed to infection from a variety of sources throughout the course of each day.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers provide a quick, simple alternative.
What is USP Grade Ethanol?
Pure USP Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol): USP stands for United States Pharmacopeia. Pure Ethyl Alcohol is also often referred to as USP Alcohol. That is because only pure, undenatured Ethanol can be certified as USP or NF Grade. Not all pure alcohol is USP grade certified. Only 190 and 200 proof pure ethanol which meets or exceeds the stringent standards of purity by the United States Pharmacopeia is certified as USP grade.
Fun fact: The word “ethanol” was picked in 1892 as a combination of the chemistry term “ethane” (for the carbon chain) and “ol” (for being in the alcohol group).
Are all hand sanitizers created equal?
It’s important to make sure any hand sanitizer you do use contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Studies have found that sanitizers with lower concentrations or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not as effective at killing germs as those with less than 80% percent ethanol/alcohol.
In particular, non-alcohol-based sanitizers may not work equally well on different types of germs and could cause some germs to develop resistance to the sanitizer.
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