Hand sanitizers in Canada have become a necessity for many reasons.. They can be used to clean hands and kill germs. Hand sanitizers are a common product that has been around since the late 1800s. But they have gained popularity and increased use in recent years. This is due to increased awareness about germ spreading and increasing use of hand sanitizers. There are many kinds of hand sanitizers on the market including gels aerosols and foams 🔛 🇨🇦 ✋ ️ …
The most common type of hand sanitizer is a gel composed of alcohol base (usually ethyl or isopropyl alcohol) water, glycerin and perfume!! The alcohol breaks down bacteria and viruses on skin while water and glycerin help keep skin from drying out. Finally perfume masks the alcohol smell to make the sanitizer more pleasant to use 🍹. Since hand sanitizer gels come in various scents and strengths it’s important to read labels to guarantee that your product contains at least 60% alcohol for optimal effectiveness ✋ 🍹.
Aerosol spray, another form of hand sanitizer, works similarly to gel but requires no rubbing. An aerosol is a pressurized container filled with alcohol and water also fragrances humectants and emulsifiers 💦 🍹 ️. To use it simply spray in the air and inhale for a fine mist on hands – like gel at least 60% alcohol content must be present for effective killing germs and bacteria.
Foam is another form of hand sanitizer which is also alcohol-based and often contains additional moisturizers and fragrances ✋ 🍹. It is applied to the hands in a foam form then rubbed together to be sure that the sanitizer has been evenly distributed. Like the gel it must contain at least 60% alcohol for optimal germ-fighting power.
Wipes are a famous type of hand sanitizer that comes in sealed individual packages ✋ ️. Wipes should be saturated in alcohol and at least 60% alcohol for effectiveness. Wipes are convenient for travel because they don’t require water and can be kept in a compact, small package.
Hand sanitizer bars are a solid form of sanitizer which are rubbed between the hands to create a lather ️. They must also contain at least 60% alcohol and they may contain other ingredients just like glycerin humectants and fragrances. The bars are typically pre-moistened making them easy to use and travel with .
It is important to remember that hand sanitizer is not meant to replace soap and water but rather to augment them 💦 ✋ 🧼. To be most effective hands should always be washed with soap and water first and then the hand sanitizer can be used to farther protect against bacteria and germs 💦 ✋ 🧼. The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both recommend that people use hand sanitizers as an adjunct to washing hands with soap and water, not as a replacement.
In Canada, hand sanitizer is regulated by the Natural Health Products Directorate, which sets out guidelines for the sale, and use of hand sanitizers ✋ 🛒. Hand sanitizers must list all the ingredients on their labels and the amounts of each ingredient that are present must meet the requirements set out by the directorate. Manufacturers must also adhere to the standards set out by the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Directorate in terms of packaging, labelling, and product requirements 🍁.
Hand sanitizer is a popular product in Canada and is widely available in stores online and in pharmacies. It is important to remember that hand sanitizers vary widely in terms of ingredients and effectiveness so it is important to read the labels and choose a product that contains at least 60% alcohol for optimal protection against germs and bacteria. Hand sanitizer can be a convenient and effective way to protect against germs and bacteria but it should always be used in conjunction with soap and water for maximum protection 💦 ✋ 🧼 ️. ! .
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