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Alcohol-free hand sanitizer an effective alternative to alcohol sanitizers: study

The alcohol-free hand sanitizer is capable of killing 99.999% of germs, according to the report

August 24, 2020  by CM Staff

A study has shown that Hunter Amenities’ innovative new line of Ecological™ and Ecossential™ non-alcohol, paraben-free, and vegan sanitizers are capable of killing 99.999% of germs, making them an effective alternative to alcohol sanitizers. Available at major retailers across Canada. (Photo: Hunter Amenities International Ltd.)

TORONTO — A study has shown that Hunter Amenities’ line of Ecological and Ecossential non-alcohol, paraben-free, and vegan sanitizers are capable of killing 99.999% of germs.

The study examined the efficacy of Ecological Hand Sanitizer with Conditioning Aloe (active ingredient: 0.15% Benzethonium Chloride) and Ecossential Hand Sanitizer (active ingredient: 0.13% Benzalkonium Chloride). The study tested 25 different microorganisms most commonly present on human hands including Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Hominis, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aureginosa, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus epidermis and Candida Albicans. These are some of the most common sources of contamination and epidemic breakouts. The Canadian-produced hand sanitizer is non-irritant, hypo-allergenic and tested under Dermatological control.

“The hospitality industry was the first and hardest hit as COVID-19 travel restrictions came into effect and social distancing was introduced — for the first time in Hunter Amenities’ history, no one was travelling and staying at hotels,” said John Hunter, CEO, in a prepared statement. “Unprecedented situations call for innovative ideas and for us, that meant producing a hand sanitizer that fits the values of quality and sustainability that we’ve built our business on while keeping Canadians safe.”

“Hand sanitizer is new territory for Hunter Amenities but developing thoughtful products isn’t,” said Hunter. “It’s that attention to detail which has enabled Hunter to become a key partner for four, five and six-star hospitality corporations, boutique hotels, spas and cruise lines for more than 39 years.”

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Hunter Amenities has also received approval for its other global manufacturing locations to produce 70% alcohol sanitizer.


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