In these uncertain times, everyone is trying to gather the best information to determine whether they are taking the right course of action to protect their loved ones from getting sick. At CleanGenic, we know there are many sources of information out there, and it’s being updated all the time. We look to the government agencies for guidance based on scientific studies and research, and important updates, so that we can follow the best advice available.
It’s helpful to read labeling, but verifying through laboratory measurements can confirm the data.
CDC Hand Sanitizer Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have told us that clean hands are key part of our defense against coronavirus and COVID-19. We all should wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after coughing, sneezing, or blowing our noses, as well as before eating, and after using the restroom. By now, we all pay attention to when we touch our faces, because viruses and germs can infect us if active microbes get into our eyes, nose, and mouth.
The CDC guidelines say that, if soap and water are not available, the recommendation is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol (sometimes known as ethyl alcohol). CleanGenic hand sanitizer contains 62 percent ethanol, and testing indicates that our foaming hand sanitizer formula effectively kills 99.9 percent of germs.
WHO Hand Sanitizer Study and Recommendations
The World Health Organization (WHO) made the same recommendation for using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer along with regular hand washing as a solution. It’s the first recommendation on the WHO COVID-19 advice list here.
Studies have shown that hand sanitizer can be effective by inactivating the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. According to one World Health Organization study reported here by the University of Minnesota, scientists tested two types of hand sanitizer.
CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer was not tested in the study, but a hand sanitizer using the same active ingredient, ethanol (sometimes called ethyl alcohol), was reviewed. According to the report of the study, “They found that all sanitizer formulations and dilutions of 40% or more killed the coronavirus and reduced the virus to background levels within 30 seconds.”
CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer meets the standards set by the CDC as well as those presented by the World Health Organization.
This matches the recommended use of CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer effectively, which is to pump a generous portion onto the palm of one hand. Rub the hand sanitizer foam all over your hands, between your fingers, up your wrists, and pay close attention to getting it between the fingers and around the nail on each finger. After it’s covered, allow the hand sanitizer to dry completely, at least 30 seconds to optimize effectiveness.
CDC Recommended Alcohol Content Hand Sanitizer
Let’s face it, most of us are using far more hand sanitizer in our day-to-day lives than we ever thought we would. This is a critical time for protecting our families, and no one wants to tell their children or aged loved ones to use a certain product, only to find out that it’s bad for them. CleanGenic follows all the available guidelines to ensure that our hand sanitizer is good for everyone:
- Our foaming hand sanitizer is FDA approved.
- CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer is 62 percent alcohol, within the effective range of 60 to 95 percent).
- Our foaming hand sanitizer is made with ethanol as the active ingredient (sometimes known as ethyl alcohol).
- Hand sanitizer is only effective if it can be used when it’s needed. CleanGenic hand sanitizer is available through delivery to your home or business.
- Perhaps best of all, CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer is available by subscription, where regular deliveries ensure you not only don’t run out of our hand sanitizer, but you
- Because of the 62-percent ethanol content, our foaming hand sanitizer killed 99.9 percent of germs and also soften hands with each use. Additional alcohol content in hand sanitizer can dry out hands after prolonged use.
- Hand sanitizer should always be kept out of reach of children and they should only use it under close adult supervision.
A Safety Notice About Hand Sanitizer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued numerous warnings about hand sanitizer being labeled improperly. Foreign-made hand sanitizers are not always approved by the FDA. Recently, some hand sanitizers have been sold with the claim that they’re made with ethyl alcohol as the active ingredient, but they actually contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which is a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested. CleanGenic hand sanitizer is proudly made in the USA to strict American manufacturing standards. Read the FDA warning about foreign-made hand sanitizer here.
Hand sanitizer that’s made the right way is good for your family.