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How Hand Sanitizer Works

by Amy Welsman |

The CDC recommends hand washing as the superior form of germ and virus killing, however, as we go about our day, it is not always easy to access to warm water and soap. Hand sanitizer is an excellent alternative. 

Ethyl Alcohol is an effective disinfectant that kills germ and viruses in the right concentration. The minimum concentration for alcohol in hand sanitizer is must be 60, according to the CDC, and the PAUME formula has 69% ethyl alcohol. 

Studies have shown that alcohol in concentrations higher than 60% have been shown to eliminate common bacteria, such as E Coli, salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV, influenza, rhinoviruses and coronaviruses.