Covid-19 : Hand Sanitizer
Amid COVID-19 people started understanding the importance of Hand Sanitizer and Hygiene maintenance more than ever.These 4 things make the hand sanitizer effective, know how to eliminate germs
The whole country is troubled by the corona virus infection that started in Wuhan city of China. Every day, new cases of infection from Corona are coming up in India. Doctors and health experts are advising to keep cleanliness and hygiene maintenance to prevent this. Especially, cleanliness of hands is very important. However, it is not possible to wash hands repeatedly with soap. In this case, sanitizer is a better option. But have you ever thought about how sanitizer is made effective? Otherwise, let’s know how the sanitizer eradicates germs …
Lemon juice or flavored oil
Alcohol is used to make hand sanitizer. To reduce the aroma of alcohol, fragrant oil such as lemon juice or clove-oil is added to it. Perfumes are also sprayed to enhance fragrance. For the same reasons, while using the sanitizer, it smells very strong.
it is an antiseptic agent, which acts to eliminate germs. If there is a slight burning sensation in the hands after applying the sanitizer, it is due to this chemical. Benzalkonium chloride is also used in the manufacture of many medicines.
Trichlosan is a type of chemical, which is added to the hand sanitizer. This chemical absorbs the skin of hands and goes inside and destroys germs. In this case, it can be used up to four times from China. Overuse of this can cause dryness in the hands.
Phthalates is a chemical that works to enhance fragrance. This chemical is added to the sanitizer to enhance its aroma. However the quantity of this chemical should be determined. Several researches have revealed that an excess of phthalates can damage the liver, kidney, lungs and reproductive system. Its overuse is harmful for pregnant women.