Does hand sanitizer really kill 99.9 Germs?
Hand sanitizer can be effective, but it’s no substitute for hand washing.
“Kills 99.99% of germs” is a common statement found on hand sanitizing gels, as well as other products like soap, cleaning wipes, and aerosol sprays, but what does it mean?.
What percent of germs does soap kill?
In studies, washing hands with soap and water for 15 seconds (about the time it takes to sing one chorus of “Happy Birthday to You”) reduces bacterial counts by about 90%. When another 15 seconds is added, bacterial counts drop by close to 99.9% (bacterial counts are measured in logarithmic reductions).
Does plain soap actually kill germs?
Regular soap is designed to decrease water’s surface tension and lift dirt and oils off surfaces, so it can be easily rinsed away. Though regular soap does not contain added antibacterial chemicals, it is effective in getting rid of bacteria and other virus-causing germs.
What is the .1 of germs not killed?
There isn’t a one percent of germs that they can’t kill but when they test it, they have to see how many organisms they kill against other organisms. They test it to certain tolerances and the law for cleaning products says they have to meet a three log reduction. That is 99.9%.
Why does it only kill 99.9 of germs?
Because there is no product which kills all germs, Generally our hands and our floors in homes have numerous bacteria and so many germs of different variety’s, so most of soaps kill bacteria of different types but so many of bacterial species will have resistance to that chemical’s of that soap.
What is the dangerous ingredients in hand sanitizer?
Methanol or methyl alcohol, also known as wood alcohol, is used to make rocket fuel and antifreeze and is very toxic. Methanol should never be rubbed on your skin or swallowed. Swallowing or drinking hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol can cause serious health problems, including permanent blindness, and death.