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Sterizone non-alcohol hand wash sanitiser

Dangers of alcohol hand sanitisers & reasons not to use them. Continuous hand sanitising with alcohol-based sanitisers poisons your body through the skin

https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(17)30602-3/pdf

Your hand sanitiser might not be keeping you as safe as you think

Dangers of alcohol hand sanitiser- Health Safety & Efficacy

  • Safer and environmentally friendly, SteriZone Eco-Lyte NTL ( Anolyte) is unlike conventional sanitisers that are used for hand wash, surface sanitising and food safety.  
  • It is produced from all-natural ingredients
    • gentle on skin,  
    • safe for the environment  
    • naturally biodegradable.

The key ingredient to Anolytes efficacy is electrochemically produced Hypochlorous acid – a wonder molecule our own bodies produce in response to infection.  

This biocompatibility with human cells means when using Anolyte around people, you are not introducing a foreign or harsh toxic chemistry but rather a mechanism for fighting an infection that our bodies are aware of natively.

CONSIDERATIONS WITH CHEMICAL SANITISERS

  • The world is not short on choice when it comes to sanitiser chemistry approved for disinfection; although, many of these chemical compounds raise concerns relating to worker & public health & safety, environmental impact and efficacy in dealing with a spectrum of microorganisms including emerging viral pathogens.  
  • Finding products that kill a particular bacteria or virus may not be that difficult, but using a product safely & effectively is the key consideration.  
  • The Occupational Safety & health Administration (OSHA) has a guiding principle – “Don’t use hazardous chemicals if a less hazardous one is available”. In other words, if there is a safer product to do the job, choose the safer one.
  • Some disinfectants ingredients (including quaternary ammonium compounds, hypochlorites and iodine-based compounds) are toxic and residue must be rinsed off.

In fact, quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are known to be a leading cause of contact dermatitis in the workplaces.  

Exposure to QACs, high %vol Alcohol products and hypochlorite are known to cause other serious and preventable health effects.  

These may include:

  • Triggering of asthma symptoms in people who already have asthma or new onset of asthma in people with no prior asthma.Eye and mucous membrane injuries from splashes or contact with mists
  • Oral, gastrointestinal injuries & intoxication from swallowing solutions
  • To date no negative reports regarding dermal, ocular or mucous membrane related injuries or irritation have been reported to us or in scientific literature from users and experiments involving Anolyte HoCl at <500ppm.  
  • In fact Anolyte products in varying in concentrations of active HoCl have been developed to deal directly with open wounds, burns, ocular infections and oral care.

How does it work – anolyte mode of action

Anolyte is characterized by a marked deficiency of electrons. The fluid therefore has a tendency to strive for an electro- neutral condition by abstraction of electrons from the surrounding environment. If there are any micro-organisms in that environment, Anolyte abstracts the electrons from their membrane disrupting their balance and thereby causing their death.  

The production of oxidized and super-oxidized ions classifies Anolyte among the biocidal agents that give off oxygen.  

An important characteristic of this group of agents is rapid action and ecologically acceptable break down of its original components back to trace salt & water.

The core active ingredient in Anolyte;  

  • HoCl is neutral in charge and therefore disinfection kinetics take place, regardless of microorganism charge (+ or -).  
  • All of this destruction potential is limited to the “undesirables”, whilst still being safe to human cells thanks to the chemistry being endogenous to our own biology.  
  • Unlike many other disinfectants, viruses & bacteria cannot build a tolerance or mutate therefore mitigating the risk of future resistance & creation of ‘super-bugs’

Anolyte is characterized by a marked deficiency of electrons. The fluid therefore has a tendency to strive for an electro- neutral condition by abstraction of electrons from the surrounding environment. If there are any micro-organisms in that environment, Anolyte abstracts the electrons from their membrane disrupting their balance and thereby causing their death.  

The production of oxidized and super-oxidized ions classifies Anolyte among the biocidal agents that give off oxygen.  

An important characteristic of this group of agents is rapid action and ecologically acceptable break down of its original components back to trace salt & water.

WHAT THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY SAY

Anolyte – HoCl has been recognised as a choice chemistry for disinfection programs in the event of epizootic disease outbreak.  

Applications include

  • Humane & animal medicine
  • Food & beverage preparation
  • Potable water treatment
  • Medical facilities
  • Equipment
  • Schools
  • Institutions and more.  

The ability to deal with a host of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, spores, mold, fungi & yeasts without chemical residue side effects to the applicant or environmental occupants iS what sets it apart from common disinfectants.

lectrochemical Anolyte solutions have been proven extensively with independent research and in commercial applications around the world.  

This powerful technology has been accepted & recognised by many national authorities including the Ministry of Health in Japan, NHS & ECHA in the UK, FDA & EPA in the United States and more globally, including multiple Organic approvals for use in food production, processing and personal care products.

VIRUCIDAL EFFICACY

A well-documented virus for chemical efficacy tests is the Feline calicivirus (FCV) as it is relatively easy and safe to work with under laboratory conditions.

Scientists use this virus as a ”surrogate” for testing protocols aimed at deactivating pathogenic Norovirus. Both are non-enveloped viruses which are harder to kill than enveloped viruses such as Coronaviruses (as per Spaulding classification method ).

VIRUCIDAL EFFICACY

A multitude of studies exist, showing inactivation of FCV by common disinfectants; acids, alcohols, ozone gas, hydrogen peroxide, sodium hypochlorite, and chlorine dioxide etc.       

  • Bleach and acid-based disinfectants can inactivate FCV within 1 min (>4 log 10 reduction).  
  • Chlorine Dioxide gas by >3 log10 within 10 h  
  • Ozone in less than 1 hour.  
  • Most of those compounds are toxic, require special handling and require extended contact void of personal or sensitive equipment.  
  • Hypochlorous acid at (150 ppm representative of dilute Eco-Lyte NTL) achieved an impressive >5 log reduction in FCV in less than a minute.