CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer is FDA approved. Getting our hand sanitizer approved by the Food and Drug Administration means we had to submit the results of our clinical trials to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of our product. This is important to us, because we know it’s important to you. Hand sanitizer needs to deliver its effective ingredient antiseptic in such a way that it kills germs and bacteria. But at CleanGenic, we think it’s important that our foaming hand sanitizer also delivers confidence, and the knowledge that you are doing all you can to protect your family.
CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer makes it easy to protect your family.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a huge role in protecting Americans from the dangers of substandard drug and food products, and at no time is this more important than a pandemic. FDA approval means Americans can trust that they have access only to products that are good for them to eat or otherwise use on their bodies. This is especially important at times like these, when people need to be confident that, even with a substantial increase in frequency of use, hand sanitizer will not have an effect on their health and well-being.
FDA Approval Is Important to Protect Your Family
During the health emergency posed to the public by Coronavirus and COVID-19, some companies that were not registered to manufacture drugs could register as over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturers. This decision was taken because of the hand-sanitizer shortages that plagued much of the U.S. during the early days of the pandemic. After all, everyone is trying to follow the recommendations to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. To overcome these supply challenges, the government determined that these companies were allowed to make alcohol-based hand sanitizers. These businesses included registered outsourcing facilities and pharmacies that could manufacture alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Also, companies that produce alcohol could shift their product line to making hand-sanitizer ingredients provided they follow the FDA guidance for the industry.
FDA approved foaming hand sanitizer doesn’t just happen. It has to be formulated properly and clinically tested.
The active ingredient for hand sanitizer is ethanol, sometimes known as ethyl alcohol, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for the alcohol content for hand sanitizer. According to the CDC, clean hands are an important part of our response to COVID-19. Everyone should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly prior to eating, after using the restroom, and any time after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Because soap and water are not always available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains between 60 and 95 percent percent ethanol. CleanGenic hand sanitizer contains 62 percent ethanol, and our foaming hand sanitizer formula effectively kills 99.9 percent of germs. Because our hand sanitizer is so effective, and falls within the guidelines for active ingredient, the FDA determined that “the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks for the intended use.”
Foaming hand sanitizer is easy to use, and dries quickly.
To use CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer effectively, 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.
Use hand sanitizer when you think you may have touched a surface that someone else has touched or may otherwise host germs or microbes. This can be any time you have been out of your home, or in your home if you have not disinfected surfaces. Following a consistent cleaning regimen can help reduce the chances of infection and illness. Unfortunately, not all hand sanitizers available in the U.S. today are good for your family.
FDA Health Alert About Methanol Hand Sanitizers
You may have heard about hand sanitizers that were available for sale in the U.S. that misleadingly listed ethanol or ethyl alcohol as the active ingredient, but in fact have shown in testing to contain methanol or wood alcohol. You can read the FDA notice about it here, and see a list of hand sanitizers to avoid. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, and can be life-threatening if ingested.
The FDA has had to monitor an influx of new suppliers and apply its regulations on ingredients that are good for consumers.
The problem has been ongoing, so the FDA issued this statement: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol – a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested. The agency has also taken additional action to help prevent certain hand sanitizers from entering the United States by placing them on an import alert. The FDA is proactively working with manufacturers to recall products and is encouraging retailers to remove products from store shelves and online marketplaces.” Read the entire statement here.
Unlike the companies on the FDA warning list, CleanGenic is made in America, using trustworthy suppliers to meet or exceed FDA hand sanitizer regulations.
Does Hand Sanitizer Need FDA Approval?
So even with all this information before you, you may still ask the question, “Does hand sanitizer need FDA approval?” In these times, we all noticed the supply chain has sometimes run short of certain products under the strain of a remarkable increase in demand. In response the government relaxed some restrictions to increase supply to meet the demand. As always seems to happen, some companies look to profit by rushing products to market without careful attention to their suppliers and their labeling.
CleanGenic helps you overcome all of these challenges:
- Our foaming hand sanitizer is FDA approved, because we submitted our clinical testing results to the FDA for review.
- Our foaming hand sanitizer can be shipped directly to your home or business.
- Because we ship our hand sanitizer, you no longer have to drive from store to store to restock your supply.
- When shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, consumers are at the mercy of the supply chain, and may not be able to find the brands they trust. Instead they buy what’s on hand, which may not be what’s best for their family. Direct shipping from CleanGenic means you never have to run out of hand sanitizer.
- CleanGenic foaming hand sanitizer is available by subscription, so regular deliveries ensure you will not run out.
- When there’s a ready supply available, your family can use hand sanitizer the way it’s most effective, without skimping or rationing to “make it last longer.” Hand sanitizer is only effective when it is used.