Effectiveness of Hand Sanitizers
Experts suggest washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds on a frequent basis helps reduce all types of germs and viruses on our hands. However, if water and soap are unavailable, then using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the present crisis is the ideal way to keep yourself safe. According to various studies, alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing 60% to 95% are more effective as compared to alcohol-free formulations or hand sanitizers with lower alcohol concentration. Another thing to keep in mind is that hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals (like pesticides) or may not be as effective when your hands are soiled or greasy.