Is It Safe To Drink Hand Sanitizer?

You would be surprised at what we look up in the search engines and social media about hand sanitizers.  One of the popular questions we see on twitter is “Is it safe to drink hand sanitizer?”  The team at safeHands has the answer for you right here to your question.

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We don’t condone any ingestion of any hand sanitizers.  

What’s In Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer?

What kills the germs in safeHands alcohol free hand sanitizer?  Our main ingredient is Benzalkonium Chloride (pronounced bends-all-cone-eee-um.)

Benzalkonium Chloride has been in clinical use since 1935 and is contained in numerous prescription and over-the-counter products.  The

benzalkonium chloride has been used in eye drops for years.

Benzalkonium chloride has been used in eye drops for years.

American College of Toxicology as well as other studies have concluded that Benzalkonium Chloride can be safely used as an antimicrobial agent at concentrations up to 0.01%.  The ingredient has been used in household first aid products like *Bactine for years.

There are companies out there who will spend  money lobbying or petitioning the FDA to block the active germ killing ingredient from being used in hand sanitizer. You can check out some search results  and see letters written to the FDA to block  Benzalkonium Chloride from being used as a hand sanitizer  here >>>>  http://goo.gl/FwoPBz 

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*Bactine is a registered trademark and product manufactured by Bayer HealthCare LLC.