Sanitizing your hands helps limit pathogens’ access to your body through contact of your hands with the eyes and nose. This aspect of personal hygiene is particularly necessary in times of elevated health risk. Non-toxic liquid and gel hand sanitizers are available for physically removing germs from the skin of hands and arms.
Over the course of a day, people touch many contaminated surfaces: handles, knobs, containers, chemicals, equipment, and other people. This multitude of contacts leads to build-ups of dirt, food, and germs that if left unattended, could increase pathogens’ access to personnel. With the growing concern for personal hygiene at home and at work, alcohol-based sanitizers provide convenient alternatives to soap and water. These products also evaporate quickly, eliminating the need to rinse or dry your hands after use.