Hand and surface sanitiser is a gel or liquid that kills germs, infectious bacteria and viruses. It is used as an alternative to hand-washing and is listed as an essential medicine.
Not all hand sanitisers are effective in the fight against infections like Covid-19. Alcohol-based sanitiser have proven to be most effective in killing numerous bacteria. The isopropyl alcohol and ethanol dissolves the cell membrane - whilst the hydrogen peroxide kills off any bacterial spores.
The percentage of alcohol present in the product is key to understanding its efficacy, those with less than 60% alcohol will not kill off microorganisms but merely serve to slow or reduce its growth.
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