Because of the Covid-19-pandemic, many people grab on the go more often than before to disinfectants. Not each, however, helps against viruses. The chamber of pharmacists of lower Saxony explained, what to look for when choosing a disinfectant, to fulfill your purpose.
High quality hand sanitizer can be recognized by their smell. They smell significantly according to their Main ingredients, such as the alcohols, Isopropanol or Ethanol. Characteristic of a cooling sensation, which is caused by the evaporation of the alcohol on the skin is also. A drug widely used a chlorine smell, it must not be used for the hands. May be it contains sodium hypochlorite and can irritate the skin. Caution is also required in the case of agents, the wetting of the skin, such as water, not to dry and not alcoholic smell.
Antibacterial gels are ineffective against viruses
Popular Hygiene Handgele, where "antibakteriell" or "bakterizid" to read, act only against bacteria and not against viruses. This means that the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV can kill 2. Here only a means, as " are;limited viruzid" or "viruzid" to be referred to. While the Former eliminate usually only enveloped viruses, kill the Latter of both enveloped as well as enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
Exposure time and quantity note
In order for disinfectant to act, they must be used properly. Depending on the preparation, it should act in everyday life, for example, at least 30 seconds or two 30 seconds. In order to take a sufficient amount of, recommends the chamber of pharmacists of lower Saxony own Hand as a measure: The Hollow the hollow of his Hand should be fully filled with a solution. When you RUB the fingers between the spaces of the thumb, the tops of the fingers and the wrists do not forget.
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