Substandard hand sanitisers readily available on market

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An international team of pharmacy experts has researched the effectiveness of hand sanitisers in the fight against CoViD-19 and warned the public to beware of sub-standard products.  They have also provided detailed “recipes” for the manufacture of effective hand sanitising gels and explained the science behind them.

There is a real risk, they write in a new article, that consumers are obtaining and using hand cleaners with low or inadequate concentrations of alcohol.  These might appear similar to hand disinfectants, but purchasers are often unaware that such products cannot ensure disinfection and are not fit for use amid the pandemic.

“…purchasers are often unaware that such products cannot ensure disinfection and are not fit for use amid the pandemic…” – new research describes the extent of the problem

 

Subject

Hand-sanitisers and CoViD-19

Period27 May 2020

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Media coverage

  • TitleSubstandard hand sanitisers readily available on market
    Media name/outletHUD News
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/05/20
    DescriptionAN INTERNATIONAL team of pharmacy experts has researched the effectiveness of hand sanitisers in the fight against CoViD-19 and warned the public to beware of sub-standard products. They have also provided detailed “recipes” for the manufacture of effective hand sanitising gels and explained the science behind them.

    There is a real risk, they write in a new article, that consumers are obtaining and using hand cleaners with low or inadequate concentrations of alcohol. These might appear similar to hand disinfectants, but purchasers are often unaware that such products cannot ensure disinfection and are not fit for use amid the pandemic.

    “…purchasers are often unaware that such products cannot ensure disinfection and are not fit for use amid the pandemic…” – new research describes the extent of the problem.
    URLhttps://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2020/may/substandard-hand-sanitiser-available-on-market/
    PersonsHamid Merchant, Alberto Beradi, Marco Cespi