Want to Know What Germs Alcohol Hand Sanitizers Do NOT Kill?

Handwashing is always the first line of defense against the spread of infection. However, many people augment or substitute their hand hygiene regimens with alcohol hand sanitizers. Guess what? Alcohol hand sanitizers are ineffective at eliminating A LOT OF germs!

  1. MRSA - a type of bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections
  2. Norovirus – the “cruise ship disease” is a very contagious virus that can be spread via direct contact, contaminated food or drinks, and contaminated surfaces
  3. Giardia - a microscopic parasite that causes a nasty diarrheal illness known as giardiasis
  4. Cryptosporidium parvum - a type of parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhea-inducing disease, in the intestinal tract
  5. Poliovirus - responsible for the paralysis of more than 15,000 people each year in the United States, according to the CDC
  6. C. difficile - a type of bacterium that can cause everything from diarrhea to colitis
  7. Pseudomonas aeruginosa - a rod-shaped bacterium that can cause everything from ear infections to pneumonia
  8. Enterococcus Faecium - can affect the health of everything from your bladder to your heart and kidneys

But guess what does? UV-C kills all these bugs and more! And, HANDY UV-C Hand Sanitizers have been proven by independent, FDA-certified laboratories to kill germs alcohol sanitizers do not.