Jewelry-Safe Cleaning and Sanitizing with QAC Products
Has your jewelry lost its luster during the ongoing health crisis? If so, chances are that safety protocols might have played a part in the process. But how? Well, unfortunately, common household cleaners and sanitizers contain corrosive chemicals. For years, jewelry experts have maintained that metal erosion from certain chemicals is irreversible with specific metals and gems. While wearing personal protective equipment during daily surface maintenance is a wise choice, oftentimes these alcohol-based hand sanitizers also cause irreversible damage to your favorite jewelry pieces.
In the absence of soap and water, using hand sanitizer is the recommended protocol. Of the three FDA-approved active ingredients commonly found in hand sanitizers, two are alcohol-based (ethanol and isopropyl) and are corrosive. Jewelry damage from the alcohol found in hand sanitizers can include sterling silver, white gold, and porous gems.
Bleach and chlorine are both corrosive chemicals found in traditional surface cleaners and sanitizers – and they both corrode and discolor jewelry. It’s the same story with nearly all gold jewelry (that usually contains amounts of alloyed metal). Also, oxidizing chemicals found in many of these cleaners can damage gemstone settings. Lastly, swimming pools, believe it or not – especially spas with heated chlorine – accelerate metal corrosion with jewelry.
Switching to non-corrosive, non-damaging cleaners and hand sanitizers is the simplest way to avoid damaging jewelry while maintaining personal protection from harmful germs.
QAC advanced cleaning sanitizers are non-corrosive & non-toxic
So, what’s an example of an ideal germ-fighting product? Healthcare facility maintenance protocols are strict with little to no room for error or lack of sanitization. Medical research suggests that an ideal germ-fighting product is:
- Easy to use
- Effective with a fast mode of action
- Guaranteed for user safety
- Friendly on treated surfaces
One non-damaging active ingredient stands out on the approved list of products for sanitization that can ultimately help restore businesses and industries: quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC). The good news is that products made with QACs are available in both hand and skin and surface sanitizers.
GlanHealth™ advanced sanitizers are also safe on metals
GlanHealth™, a world leader in advanced QAC formulations, offers a revolutionary mode of action that surpasses the effectiveness of traditional cleaners and sanitizers. Products from GlanHealth are being adopted around the world as a safer alternative.
GlanHealth combines cleaning and sanitizing in one easy step. Like a magnet, GlanHealth’s scientifically-formulated, QAC-based products create a strong, natural electrical attraction to germs. Each of these formulations destroys harmful germs on contact with a nano-thin, microscopic triple layer of persistent protection.
Simply spray or wipe GlanHealth surface cleaner on any surface and gain peace of mind that it will not damage metal. Additional benefits include:
- Non-damaging to all porous and non-porous surfaces
- No-sting hand and skin formulations
- Anti-static protection: safe on electronics and in laundry
- Non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive
- Unique fast mode of action causes immediate germ cell destruction.
- Long-lasting germ-fighting protection
- Up to 28 days of protection on all surfaces per application
- Up to 4 hours of protection on skin and body per application
- Easy to use in an electrostatic sprayer, handheld sprayer, or wipes
- FDA-registered hand sanitizer active ingredient
- National Sanitizing Foundation (NSF)-registered formula
- Safe on food preparation surfaces, equipment, and serving areas
GlanHealth advanced cleaning sanitizers meet the requirements of an ideal product for use in healthcare settings, public spaces, residences, and provide personal protection for the hands and skin.