Q. Is GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer an FDA registered product?
A. It is by FDA registration that Benzalkonium Chloride-based products can be labeled and sold as “Hand Sanitizers.” GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is an over-the-counter product, made in the USA and is FDA registered.
Q. How often GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer can be used?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer can be used as often as needed. It provides up to 4 hours of powerful protection. Use GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer before eating meals, at work, during your daily travels, camping, or any time soap and water are unavailable.
Q. Why use GlanHealth alcohol-free Hand Sanitizer vs. traditional alcohol-based products?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer helps protect hands and skin without the drawbacks of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Traditional alcohol-based products only kill germs that are on your skin while they are wet – they don’t protect you after the product is dry. Once an alcohol-based sanitizer has evaporated, its killing power is gone. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer continues to work, with repeated use, even after it is absorbed.
Proper hand hygiene is the best way to mitigate exposure to cold and flu, and the spread of harmful germs and bacteria. Washing hands with soap and water is the first line of defense, but sometimes this is not convenient or possible. Most sanitizing body sprays contain over 60% alcohol to poison harmful germs. Not only does that make them highly flammable, but it also heightens the risk of ingesting a highly toxic mixture. Continuous use of alcohol-based sanitizers can dry out the skin and lead to painful irritations, including allergic rashes and the cracking of the skin. GlanHealth’s Advanced Hand Sanitizer is water-based and contains no alcohol. It’s also non-flammable and non-poisonous. It’s the safe and effective choice for the whole family!
Q. How do I use GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer?
A. Apply a small amount on palms and rub hands thoroughly until dry. No water or rinsing is necessary.
Q. What is the active ingredient of GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers?
A. 0.13% Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK). Benzalkonium chloride is classified as an organic salt and is an alternative to both alcohol, bleach, and chlorine.
BZK has been widely used for over 40 years by medical professionals and is approved for safety and effectiveness in many antiseptic applications including skin treatments. BZK is also used extensively as a preservative in cosmetics and many over-the-counter products, including infant nasal sprays. BZK is non-flammable, non-irritating, non-corrosive, effectively adheres to all surfaces (including electronics), and is environmentally safe.
Q. How long can you stay protected with GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers deliver up to 4 hours of powerful protections against harmful germs and bacteria.
Q. What are the benefits of Aloe Vera?
A. Soothing Aloe Vera moisturizes and replenishes, leaving the skin feeling fresh and soft.
Q. Does GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer kill germs?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer kills 99.9% of the harmful germs it comes in contact within as little as 15 seconds by disrupting the outer cell membranes resulting in a physical kill. This physical kill ensures microorganisms can not adapt or become resistant over time.
Q. Are hand sanitizers considered drugs?
A. Hand sanitizers are regulated as over-the-counter (non-prescription) drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Q. Are foaming hand sanitizers better than spray sanitizers?
A. GlanHealth offers both spray and foam hand sanitizers. The choice is really a personal preference.
Q. How much GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer should be used per application?
A. The answer to this question depends entirely upon the size of the hands. An adequate amount should be applied such that all surfaces of the hands are completely covered and remain wet for at least 15 seconds.
Q. Do the GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers kill germs persistently?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers form a nano antimicrobial barrier on skin providing up to 4 hours of protection.
Q. Does GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer contain alcohol?
A. No, GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is alcohol free. Unlike other alcohol based hand sanitizers, GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is gentle and non-stinging.
Q. Is GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer flammable?
A. No, GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is not flammable because it contains no alcohol.
Q. Is GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer safe for children?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is safe for children when used according to the directions, and under the supervision and instruction of an adult.
Q. Will GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer stain floor, carpets, or other surfaces?
A. Unlike alcohol-based sanitizers, GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer does not stain floors, carpets, or other surfaces. It does not stain or damage clothing.
Q. Is GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer toxic?
A. GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer is not toxic when used as directed.
Q. Does GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer kill coronavirus?
A. Unfortunately, no OTC hand sanitizing brand can make a claim against any pathogen, including the coronavirus. It is not permitted by the FDA. GlanHealth has conducted extensive tests on a broad spectrum of harmful germs, including an approved surrogate of the novel coronavirus.
Q. How do GlanHealth Hand Sanitizers (BZK products) compare to alcohol-based sanitizers?
Real World Disadvantages of Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer
- Very flammable
- Hazard identification mandates special shipping restrictions, storage requirements, & increased documentation
- Strips hands of natural oils, causing drying, splitting, & cracking
- May sting or burn when applied to dry or cracked skin
- Cracks and splits, even when minute, diminish skin’s ability to act as a barrier to microbials and pathogens
- Compliance/usage may drop due to skin irritation
- Can be lethal to children if ingested, even in small amounts
- Some schools avoid it due its potential toxicity
Real World Advantages of BZK/BAC-based GlanHealth Hand Sanitizer
- No special shipping/storage requirements, no extra paperwork
- Emollients in the formulation leave hands moisturized and feeling soft
- Never stings or burns skin, even damaged skin
- No irritation for improved compliance to hand hygiene protocols
- Improved compliance/usage provides better protection against microbials
- Not lethal to children if ingested in small amounts
- Schools can use it worry free
- Provides long-term protection, because it is not volatile.