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Is Hand Sanitiser A Risky Product?

Protecting your family against infection and disease is a major challenge for every household and everyone involved in healthcare and the food industry, so it is important to know that the products you choose will give the right result, without compromising your health or the environment.

For many people, the hand sanitiser has evolved from a niche purchase to a daily necessity in recent years. You may have heard some people express their worries about the risks and hazards associated with using sanitisers. The question "Is hand sanitiser dangerous" is then posed and addressed.

How Is Hand Sanitiser Dangerous?

Everything here is based on the formulation. The risks associated with alcohol-based hand sanitisers are listed below. This information should be emphasised because there are other formulations available:

  • Combining alcohol-based hand sanitisers can produce an unwanted "chemical cocktail," as the name suggests. This typically happens whenever hand sanitiser is changed or refilled. Due of the variance in chemical composition among alcohol-based hand sanitisers, mixing two formulations poses a risk.
  • The release of alcohol into the environment has resulted in a variety of environmental harm. They may lead to:
    • Water contamination has an impact on aquatic creatures like swans, fish, frogs, and ducks. Alcohol, in particular Triclosan, affects the water table and is frequently brought on by the discharge of domestic and industrial waste into streams and rivers.
    • Soil pollution caused by penetration of soil with alcohol (particularly ethanol) has been proven to cause harm to trees and plants. This may consequently have an effect on honey bees and other creatures dependent on plant life.
  • As alcohol-based hand sanitisers includes alcohol it is by its very nature flammable. High alcohol concentrations (60%+) represent a significant fire risk, as stated by the UK Association of Chief Fire Officer.  Alcohols that are readily ignited include triclosan, isopropyl, methanol, propanol, and ethanol.
  • It is common knowledge that alcohol-based hand sanitisers can dry out and fracture the skin after prolonged use. Essential oils necessary for skin moisture are removed by the powerful alcohol concentrations required to kill microorganisms. Without a number of additives, regular use will damage your skin and can even lead to symptoms of dermatitis.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are usually regarded as toxic. They are extremely dangerous if consumed, particularly by young children (from 2011 to 2015, U.S. poison control centres received nearly 85,000 calls about alcohol-based hand sanitiser exposures among children).

Avoid Risks With Hand Sanitiser By Buying Only Natural Formulations

Purchasing all-natural hand sanitisers will help you prevent hand sanitiser risks. The formulation differs, but in the case of our hand cleansing water, you would get all of the following anti-hazardous advantages:

  • Being all-natural, our Hand Cleansing Water is secure for the environment and is therefore environmentally friendly.
  • Our products completely lacks any flammability. Large quantities can be kept without running the danger of igniting.
  • Our Hand Cleansing Water is hypochlorous acid (HOCl) based and non-toxic. The body creates this substance completely naturally to combat invasive pathogens. Our product is so safe that it can even be consumed. additionally, PH neutrality is advantageous for the epidermis. Hand Cleansing Water can be used safely on the entire body.

What Is HOCL

HOCL is created by the combustion of hydrogen, oxygen, and chlorine in the environment (CL). The three chemical elements combine to form HOCL, also known as hypochlorous acid.

HOCL, which is naturally generated in the white cells of mammals including humans, is the immune system's first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. In the past, it was difficult to mass-produce HOCL, but thanks to recent technological advancements, stable forms of HOCL that can be kept for a long time are now accessible.

HOCL Is An Entirely Natural Product

HOCL is a completely natural product, as we have stated; in reality, the human body produces it. Also, dubbed electrolysed water, HOCL avoid the use of harmful chemicals used by other alcohol-based sanitisers. HOCL is actually okay to consume.

In addition to posing health dangers, chemicals like ethanol, propanol, triclosan, etc. are dangerous if they leak into the environment. Synthetic fragrances may also contain harmful chemicals, which, while making them smell pleasant, can lead to other problems.

Choose A Sanitiser That Is Non-Toxic

When you choose to use a HOCl sanitiser you choose a non-toxic sanitiser. While the bulk of alcohol-based sanitisers have toxicity problems, some are advertised as "natural":

  • A number of non-HOCL sanitisers cause a number of different allergies.
  • some sanitisers have carcinogenic chemicals within their formulation such as Benzene.
  • Triclosan and other chemicals are known weaken immunity system in people.
  • Essentially, most artificial sanitisers are toxic (this will depend upon the formulation). Inadvertent intoxication can have severe health consequences, and it has even been linked to deaths in children in some cases.

In truth, an alcohol based hand sanitiser is a blunt instrument, hence the requirement for a minimum 60% concentration to ensure that it will work, whereas other, more advanced disinfection technologies, like Hypochlorous Acid, only requires an active ingredient of just 0.05% or less, to be effective and, they don't carry the same negative baggage that ABHS has associated with it.

Other Health Considerations?

Some health considerations are more founded on faith and belief than they are harmful. Choose HOCL sanitisers to adhere to Halal requirements as well as a vegan lifestyle.


Natural HOCL sanitisers, like our Hand Cleansing Water, contain no animal products such as gelatine in their composition.


Natural HOCL sanitisers, like ours, have no gelatine (i.e., originating from pork) and/or alcohol content, insuring it Halal status.

Buy Our Natural Cleansing Water From Dew Products

Dew Products are much safer, because they contain NO alcohol, instead their active ingredient is Hypochlorous Acid, which is produced naturally by our bodies when fighting an infection. They are hypoallergenic, certified by Allergy UK and offer a more convenient and effective option than soap & water, additionally, they can safely be sprayed directly onto your face, or face-mask, reducing the risk of cross contamination still further.

Look no further than the Hand Cleansing Water we offer here at Dew Products if you want to purchase a completely natural sanitiser that safeguards both health and the environment. Visit our shop to see our selection of sanitiser dispensers and associated items.

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