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Friday, February 13, 2009

Global Movement Away From Alcohol Hand Sanitizers and To Alcohol-Free Alternatives

We just noticed an Indonesia-based blog, whose author has apparently come to similar conclusions as this blog i.e. "Why would you put an alcohol hand sanitizer in your hands when benzalkonium chloride based products are safer to the skin and provide greater efficacy.."

here's just one extract from an extensive presentation...

"...efficacy that is sometimes overlooked is the effect of repeated use. The efficacy of alcohol as a hand disinfectant has been shown to decrease after repeated use, probably due to progressive adverse skin reactions, whereas the efficacy of an alcohol-free hand sanitizer based on Benzalkonium Chloride as its active ingredient has been shown to increase with repeated use...."

As the CDC says..."we recommend doing your own research on the topic..."

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