Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitisers

Date Posted:8 March 2014 

There has been much speculation over the past year about anti-bacterial hand sanitisers.

The University of QLD has outlined three groups of products to consider: alcohol-based hand sanitisers, antibacterial soaps and other antibacterial products.

Hand Sanitisers– are usually alcohol-based and a highly effective when cleaning hands. Hand sanitisers are the most preferred method in hospital because they are fast and convenient. These products kill most bacteria and fungi as well as many viruses.

Antibacterial Soaps – unlike hand sanitisers, antibacterial soaps usually contain a disinfectant such as triclosan.

Risks: Media attention has been placed on Triclosan because of the thyroid hormone metabolism in animal models but has not showed these effects in humans. Alcohol- based hand rubs are safe to use and there is no conclusive proof of harm.

If you are interested in more information about these types of products or wish to purchase them please visit us today at shsProducts or contact 1800 193 713.

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