All the Benefits of Alcohol Without any Side Effects
|safeHands||Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers|
|FDA approved active ingredient, Benzalkonium Chloride Kills 99.99% of germs||Alcohol kills 99.99% of germs|
|Moisturizes as it sanitizes||Tolerance and sensitivity issues|
|Non-toxic and non-flammable||Potential dangers of misuse from a 70% alcohol product|
|No long term issues with frequent daily use||FDA is requesting safety data on long term use for pregnant women|
When evaluating the need an alcohol free hand sanitizer, it’s extremely important to look “below the surface” for what the CDC and the FDA are saying.
The primary goal is to have “as many health care workers hand washing and sanitizing their hands as frequently as possible throughout the day.” This critical preventive goal CAN NOT be achieved by offering alcohol based hand sanitizers alone. In 1997, the FDA stated that the major contributing cause to the 60,000 HAI deaths was the the lack of proper and frequent hand washing. Alcohol based hand sanitizers were introduced to add hand sanitizing to hand washing for away-from-the-sink hand hygiene. Despite the prolific use of alcohol gels, in 2014, there were over 100,000 HAI deaths. Even though the CDC still recommends alcohol hand sanitizers they did issue the following announcement because it is widely recognized that a large segment of the population simply can not use alcohol hand sanitizers frequently throughout the day. This statistic involves a segment of the hospital population as there 31.6MM with eczema, 29.1MM diabetics, 40.3MM seniors, 74.2MM children and many others, who suffer with dry hands. This represents an immediate need in all hospitals for a far more comprehensive and holistic approach to in fact comply with the CDC’s goals.
In March 2011, University of Florida researchers performed an extensive study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology in March 2011 where alcohol based hand sanitizers were used frequently on subjects hands over a three day period. The investigators examined eleven subjects with no history of alcohol use, looking to see if the frequent use of alcohol hand sanitizer rubbed on the skin resulted in alcohol entering systemically into the body. The first objective was to identify the possibility of false positive reports found in standard tests for alcohol beverage consumption in subjects who also were using alcohol based hand sanitizers confirmed a University of Florida study that found alcohol in the blood stream of subjects using alcohol hand sanitizers frequently throughout the day. The Centers for Disease Control’s primary objective is to have as many people sanitizing their hands frequently throughout the day, this goal simply can not be accomplished without having a proven alternative like safeHands. Please contact me anytime, look for our webinars and join our alcohol free mission.
On April 30, 2015, the FDA announced in a report they “Emerging science also suggests that for at least some health care antiseptic active ingredients, systemic exposure (full body exposure as shown by detection of antiseptic ingredients in the blood or urine) is higher than previously thought, and existing data raise potential concerns about the effects of repeated daily human exposure to some antiseptic active ingredients. The FDA is particularly interested in gathering additional data on the long-term safety of daily, repeated exposure to these ingredients in the health care setting and on the use of these products by certain populations, including pregnant and breastfeeding health.
The most extensively tested and leading alcohol free alternative to alcohol. Founded by Dr’s, safeHands was selected by CVS for their private label after safeHands passed audits at a pharmaceutical level and approved and sold nationally by McKesson Medical and Walgreens as their only alcohol free hand sanitzer. The company meets all FDA recommended testing protocol for Microbiological Testing, Stability Testing, Preservation Efficacy Testing, Kill Rate Efficacy Testing, Three Year Bench Testing, Repeat Insult Dermal Testing (Certified by a Board Certified Dermatologist). Each production run has one test for the active, one for the batch and one from the production run.
safeHands Safety Data Sheet
Please download our Safety Data Sheet (SDS) in PDF format below.