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Non Alcohol Hand Sanitiser No Longer Recommended By The World Health Organization

There has been some disturbing news on UK news channels that non-alcohol based sanitising solutions are no longer recommended by WHO. The minimum recommendation is now a 60 percent alcohol solution, which has been tested and proven to kill the virus in around 30 seconds.

After a short period of popularity, The World Health Organization had to make a statement that non-alcohol based sanitisers could take up to 6 times as long to kill the virus, this making them ineffective in preventing the spread of germs and was leading to some, at best, dodgy marketing. 

One such marketing strategy was to create a myth about the danger of alcohol-based solutions being the sole cause of multiple car fires. This was used in all kinds of marketing campaigns despite the National Fire Chiefs Council refuting such claims and stating that there had been no cases of such fires in the UK, some of the “alcohol-free” marketeers still have pictures of burnt out cars on their web sites.

The promotion of the 70ml alcohol-free sprays by large Chemist Chains also deserve inspection, some products had the 70ml size as one the main features of the product, or maybe that’s just a coincidence when its main market competition was the 70% alcohol sanitiser.

There is speculation that a number of these sales outfits were trying their hardest to mislead potential customers with 'fake news' just to make some quick cash. Which is a terrible business practice and makes us authentic sanitising experts look bad.