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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken the following position on hand sanitizers: The best way to keep hands free from bacteria and virus is to wash them regularly. The next best way is to protect your hands with a high quality hand sanitizer.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that consumers must beware of hand sanitizers that claim to rid all bacteria and viruses.
According to the CDC, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can inactivate many types of microbes very effectively when used correctly*, people may not use a large enough volume of the sanitizers or may wipe it off before it has dried**.
*Grayson ML, Melvani S, Druce J, Barr IG, Ballard SA, Johnson PD, Mastorakos T, Birch C. Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza virus on the hands of human volunteers.external icon Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1;48(3):285-91.
**Stebbins S, Cummings DA, Stark JH, Vukotich C, Mitruka K, Thompson W, Rinaldo C, Roth L, Wagner M, Wisniewski SR, Dato V, Eng H, Burke DS. Reduction in the incidence of influenza A but not influenza B associated with use of hand sanitizer and cough hygiene in schools: a randomized controlled trial.external icon Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Nov;30(11):921-6.
Many studies have found that sanitizers with an alcohol concentration between 60–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers***.
Hand sanitizers without 60-95% alcohol 1) may not work equally well for many types of germs; and 2) merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright.
***Kampf G, Kramer A. Epidemiologic background of hand hygiene and evaluation of the most important agents for scrubs and rubs.external icon Clin Microbiol Rev. 2004 Oct;17(4):863-93.