Do non-alcohol hand sanitizers kill A H1N1 09?
There have been no studies to prove that, but CDC has said that
their use, if alcohol based sanitizers or soap and water are not
available, can be beneficial. It is expected that they do help in
the removal of virus particles from hands. Follow the directions on
the product to assure the most effectiveness. This should include
using friction until the sanitizer is dry, friction helps to clean
germs from hands regardless of the cleaning products used. Try for
30 seconds of rubbing hands together whenever cleaning hands. (Time
that by singing two verses of Mary Had a Little Lamb).
To be certain of the sanitizing effects of a waterless hand cleaner, CDC recommends using one with 60% alcohol content. See the link below to the CDC information on this subject.
No. Viruses are not alive so hand sanitizers can not "kill" them.
Hand sanitizers have an antibacterial ingredient in them to kill germs or bacteria and some viruses. If it is a good product and used correctly, they are effective when handwashing is not convenient.
Washing with soap and water is considered the better way to prevent virus transmission, but alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective if they contain a minimum of 60% alcohol. According to a recent article published in the February, 2009, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, "Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza virus on the hands of human volunteers," both hand cleaning techniques were effective in killing H1N1 (a strain… Read More
there are germs that are immune to sanitizer
99.9% & common germs
Actually, yes it can, but it is not as effective as it is when killing germs.
alcohol is someting u drink how would it kill germs idiot. Answer2: 91% alcohol you get from the drugstore and the supermarket is excellent for killing germs. Most of the hand sanitizers have 65+ percent of alcohol. Stay away from those hand sanitizers with triclosan.
Hand sanitizers kill both good and bad microbes. That's why you shouldn't wash your entire body with anti-bacterial soaps.
Most hand sanitizers kill 99.99 percent of germs. What germs are in the .01 percent that hand sanitizers won't kill?
It's the same germs but some survive because of 2 reasons: One, your hand is very good at retaining the bacteria that you eliminate. So if you touch the lid or part of the Hand sanitizer it'll give you bacteria. Another reason is that your hand will always have some bacteria on it, no matter how many times you try and clean your hand.
Hepatitis A virus does not have a lipid envelope around it, and therefore it is somewhat tougher than viruses such as influenza. It might survive the use of hand sanitizers, especially if the virus is present in large amounts, but usually it will work. Soap and water remove the dirt from your hands, which is more effective, whereas hand sanitizers are often just kill organisms without washing them off.
Hand sanitizers use alcohol to kill bacteria. There is only one hand sanitizer that I know of that also kills mold because it contains Quat. But the normal sanitizers you see sold everywhere usually only contain alcohol. If you want to also kill mold, try Artemis Alcohol-free foaming hand sanitizer. Although it would be better to use their spray if you are cleaning surfaces.
Quat based hand sanitizers have been proven to effectively deactivate (kill) encapsulated influenza A viruses. Samples of the H1N1 strain have not yet been made available for testing by the commercial market, but the H1N1 virus is classified as an encapsulated virus which would have the same results as other encapsulated viruses. The patented quat based based product being rolled out to the U.S. market this summer called Germ Free 24 is proven to be… Read More
Hi, well I recently did a science fair project and with my results I found that non-alcohol based sanitizers work better then alcohol based sanitizers. However, they do not work that well, hand sanitizers only kill the germs, consequently, they are still there, dead or alive. Almanza, associate professor of restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management, says "the typical hand sanitizer, which is usually alcohol-based, strips the skin of the outer layer of oil, which… Read More
Denatures &/or dissolves cellular & membrane components, including proteins & lipid membranes, thereby destroying the bacterium and/or virus, however not all bacteria or viruses are susceptable to the variety of different hand sanitizers, whether it be isopropanol, ethanol (ethyl alcohol), iodine based products, etc...examples are spore forming bacteria & rabies virus, both are unaffected by hand sanitizers.
no unfortunately. I have scabies ATM and hand sanitizer ain't helping. Try bathing in hot water kinda works loll killes those &$@$&$/€£¥*** scabies. Lol gl
No it doesn't,it kills 99.9% of germs,bt NOT mold.... --------------------------------------------------------------------- It actually depends on the type of hand sanitizer you use. Most hand sanitizers contain at least 60% Ethyl alcohol, which is more than enough to kill Mold. Mold is a type of Fungi, and Alcohol's properties tend to "kill" everything. -better to use rubbing alcohol
Yes, if you use it exactly as directed on the label and if it is a minimum of 60% alcohol content.
No, alcohol pads and hand sanitizers that are alcohol based do not work immediately as intended. Alcohol will kill bacteria on the skin however it takes nearly 36 hours to do so.
No. Washing hands only removes germs - and not 100%. The action of rubbing the hands with the soap and warm water loosens the microbes from your skin. The water rinses them away. One study by a paper towel manufacturer (surprise!) showed that using a paper towel to dry the hands left fewer bacteria than using a hand dryer. Washing hands can kill bacteria if an antimicrobial handsoap is used. But the fact that the… Read More
Yes, according to the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) if it has a minimum content of 60% alcohol, as many commercial hand sanitizers do, and if you follow the label directions for use exactly as indicated. More: Since a virus is not actually a living organism, they can't technically be "killed". However, hand sanitizers have been shown to help prevent the spread of flu by deactivating and making them harmless and also… Read More
The facts and fiction re: alcohol based hand sanitizers. Unless the manufacturer is providing an independent lab test re: the two most common strains of norovirus (feline and murene), you should remain skeptical i.e. the kill claims. Murene strain is extraordinarily difficult to conduct tests for, and very very few manufacturers of hand sanitizers have been able to demonstrate that 62% alcohol could possibly be effective against Norovirus. Alcohol does not penetrate dirty hands. Alcohol… Read More
No. Hand sanitizers on your hands just kill pathogens (Pathogens is another word for germs, if you don't know what it means). The pathogens can't evade the alcohol. If they do, they may kill your brain cells. I do not know about other alcohols, but of course, it won't kill your brain cells if it doesn't have to do with killing germs. That was a very good question, anyway.
Same problem with hand sanitizers: this practice will kill [most of] the viable bacteria but it cannot, and does not, affect the bacterial SPORES. Consider the Autoclave, the only procedure - 123 degrees C [steam] for 20 minutes - that can yield a 100% rate of sterilization.
Yes. According to the CDC, alcohol hand sanitizers used properly will kill flu viruses. I don't think you need to clean surfaces with alcohol. Other surface sanitizers can do that job. See Related Links. The CDC is careful to state that 60% alcohol sanitizers are effective....HOWEVER, many of these products contain as little as 40% alcohol and are not any more effective than plain tap water. There is nothing as effective for "public health" as… Read More
If this happens you should contact the Poison Control Center, but most hand sanitizers only contain the active ingredient of ethyl alcohol which is "drinking" alcohol and will likely not kill an adult. Do not intentionally swallow it or, as some people have done, ... do not gargle with it ... instead use Listerine or another brand of mouthwash for that, it is also mostly alcohol but is made to be in the mouth instead… Read More
If by alcohol you are referring to rubbing alcohol, yes it can render the H1N1 virus inactive ("killed") IF used properly. That means washing a surface area (or your hands) with soap and water or other cleaning solution FIRST. Then briskly wipe down the area with the rubbing alcohol. Keep in mind alcohol works better on bacteria than viruses, and that you must wait until the alcohol has evaporated before an area can be considered… Read More
Since a virus is not actually a living organism, they can't technically be "killed". However, hand sanitizers have been shown to help prevent the spread of flu by deactivating the viruses that are on your hands and making them harmless. _________ i think so... if not, at least my hands are clean..... A very common way to transfer a virus is to contaminate your hands and then rub your eyes, nose or mouth with it… Read More
Actually, antibacterial soap and antibacterial sanitizers usually do about the same job on bacteria, killing roughly 99.99% of germs. But if its a question of which should you rather use, I would choose sanitizers because soap leaves nasty residue called soap scum which can make your hands feel greasy and disgusting:(
The illness H1N1 is called "swine flu." It is a respiratory illness that may cause death. The condition may cause a pulmonary embolism.
No, it isn't that dangerous.
No because hand sanitizer cleans off germs and is smooth though it's always good to use water AND soap. hope this helped :) WRONG! Alcohol DOES kill "germs", true. However alcohol breaks down the oils and fat in your skin. When oils and fat are removed from skin you are more likely to develop skin issues. Note: a fragrant lotion does NOT replace these oils and fats either. Most lotions and hand sanitizers have a… Read More
Sanitizers sterilise. They kill off microorganisms to a safe level, but do not remove dirt. Detergents clean. They remove dirt but don't kill off microorganisms.
An H1N1/09 (swine flu) infection is caused by a virus. Antibiotics only work on bacterial infections. So you do not treat H1N1 with any antibiotics. There are some anti-viral drugs on the market that can make the flu less severe and shorten the duration of the illness (Tamiflu, for example) but they don't really work to "kill" the virus like antibiotics kill bacteria. See the related question below for more information on how the swine… Read More
because it is a deadly flu that can kill you :(
Chlorine, as well as other sanitizers for water, kill bacteria and algae in the pool water to keep it more safe for bathers.
for some yes but for others it just kills the natural germs on their hands Dr.Nick phd
So it can clean and kill all bacteria on your hands! If you read the back of a bottle of hand sanitizer, it will tell you the purpose of it containing Ethyl Alcohol. For those of you that still crave an answer, here it is! Ethyl Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol are known to be Antiseptics, or drugs that kill germs and bacteria. It is through the use of this that hand sanitizer contains alcohol. The… Read More
H5N1 is a very dangerous virus that can and WILL kill more than half of the people that it infects. Fortunatley, it is not very infectious and is only spread by dead birds. H1N1 on the other hand is EXTREMLY easy to catch and is very infectious, capable of infecting tens of thousands of people in only a few days. But it is very unlikely to die from it, more than 99% of all people… Read More
Do classic and kill Crazy hand. Then kill yourself. Then when Master hand is the only one left, kill him. If that does not work, then you cant unlock him.
some good things about bacteria is that bacteria may get you sick but bacteria is also what some people use in medicines that can cure what you might have from bacteria for example bacteria is used in germ-x and hand sanitizers so when you get bacteria and you go to take care of it your just getting good bacteria to kill the bad bacteria it's like a war.
Your body will have a lot of "bad" bacteria and will make you sick. (there is "good" bacteria that makes your skin smooth which is why hand sanitizers only kill 99.9% instead of 100%) If you have too much, then your white blood cells will mistake your red blood cells for the "bad" bacteria that make you sick. (I think that's how you get blood cancer)
The alcohol-based waterless hand sanitizers are very good at killing bacteria, many viruses - including cold and flu viruses*, and fungi, but they do not kill spores. Non-alcohol based hand sanitizers vary in active ingredients, but in general, they are less effective with viruses and some bacteria than the alcohol based cleansers and definitely better than nothing. All require that you follow the directions for use precisely and that you start with hands that are… Read More
The hand sanitizer, Germ-X, is not going to kill you. It is not recommended that you ingest the hand sanitizer but it is not going to kill you.
Viruses are non living and can not be "killed". They can be washed away. Since antibiotic sanitizers only affect bacteria, plain soap and water would be the best.
Rubbing alcohol comes in a few varieties but all can be simply wiped on a surface, or on the skin, to kill bacteria. 70% isopropanol (isopropal alcohol) is the main ingredient in many hand sanitizers, and is sometimes the only ingredient - so save your money and buy a 95 cent bottle of rubbing alcohol rather than a $6.00 bottle of "hand sanitizer". Rubbing alcohol is also available as 99% isopropanol, and as 95% ethanol… Read More
I doubt it! There are already a shortage of doctors in the world and the H1N1 probably won't kill enough people to create a lack of need for doctors. In fact most people probably won't die from H1N1, only the very young unfortunately and those with already compromised immune systems. I survived it and didn't even take medicine.
yes if you second hand smoke you will die very and never second hand smoke because you will kill kids earlier
There are different kinds of H1N1 viruses, you can catch the exact same kind only once in your lifetime. The Type A, H1N1/09 influenza virus that caused the pandemic is different than other H1N1 viruses. So you could get infected by more than one type of H1N1 in your lifetime, but not the exact same Type A, H1N1/09. Usually your body recognizes a very similar type of flu as the same and can prepare defenses… Read More
most sanitizers have quite a bit of alcohol to kill the germs. --------------------------- Germophobia... No it is a mental disorder OCD repeating an activity to rid anxiety over irashional fears e.g germs. .................................. I believe the above answers are suggesting an addiction more so than an obsession. In any case, the condition is probably bacteriaphobia, an exaggerated fear of bacteria (germs) which, by extension, could lead to an unnatural obsession with germicides such as hand… Read More
Tom Robinson got his hand trapped in machinery at a young age, that is why his hand is withered in To Kill A Mockingbird.