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What Is an Antimicrobial?

We live in an era where bacteria and other microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics. This is due to the overuse and misuse of these drugs. As a result, there’s a need for new and innovative antimicrobial agents to combat these resistant…
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Is Benzalkonium Chloride Safe in Hand Sanitizer?

Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) is classified as a quaternary ammonium compound and is a common ingredient in many hand sanitizers. It is an antiseptic agent that has been used over the years and is generally recognized by many people. So, is Benzalkonium…
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Is All Hand Sanitizer the Same?

Sanitizers are essential in preventing the spread of germs and keeping our hands clean. However, with so many different brands and types of sanitizers on the market, many people have questions: "Are all hand sanitizers the same?" Read more to…
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What Is in Hand Sanitizer?

Also known as hand antiseptic, hand sanitizer is a gel, foam, or liquid that helps fight germs when soap and water are unavailable. It’s an effective alternative to washing hands with soap and water. They work by either inactivating the microorganisms…
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How to Use Hand Sanitizer

A hand sanitizer is the quickest and the most effective way to clean your hands when soap and water are not available. It kills the bacteria and viruses present on your hands and prevents the spread of infections. Knowing how to use hand sanitizer…
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Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for Kids?

Hand sanitizers are essential when we cannot access water and soap is not available. They are also a preferred choice for cleaning hands when caring for young children to help prevent the spread of germs. However, the question many people ask…
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Is Benzalkonium Chloride Safe?

Benzalkonium Chloride is a synthetic quaternary ammonium salt with antimicrobial properties and is used as a preservative, antiseptic, and disinfectant. It is found in many cleaning and hygiene products, including hand sanitizers, wipes, shampoos,…
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What Does Antimicrobial Mean?

People come across the term “antimicrobial” daily, whether it is in relation to cleaning products, soaps, or even food. It is a common term that people see and hear and may not necessarily know what it means. So, what does antimicrobial…