What is the best use of Antibacterial Wipes?

1:47pm 5/09/20

Speciality Wipes has recently branched out to provide 70% alcohol antibacterial wipes, available now in buckets and tubs.

In the age of Coronavirus, we would recommend cleaning frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks and electronics such as mobile phones and remote controls frequently.

Remember to always follow the instructions on the label, which will instruct you to either remove gloves while using the product or to wash your hands straight after use.

Don’t forget that cleaning is different from disinfecting, with cleaning lowering the risk of infection by removing dirt and germs, whereas disinfecting will kill germs using chemicals.

What are the Risks of Using Antibacterial Wipes on Your Hands?

Ultimately this depends on the ingredients in the product and how sensitive your skin is. Here are some potential risks to be aware of –

Skin Irritation – Some wipes have bleach or ammonium chloride in them plus a percentage of alcohol. Bleach is a well-known irritant to skin, which means it will cause damage whether you have a specific allergy or not. Alcohol maybe kinder, but just because it contains ethanol do not assume it is 100% safe.

Dermatitis – Disinfectant ingredients can also cause contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction to a particular substance, although this is more likely with fragrances and preservatives. Alcohol sanitisers also pose a similar issue, although not as much as wipes because they evaporate quickly.

Speciality Wipes would also voice concern if you have a pre-existing skin condition. If you have an open sore, eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin you could get a bad reaction using wipes to clean your hands.

Get in Touch With Any Questions

If you have any questions about antibacterial wipes, please do not hesitate to contact Speciality Wipes today. We are the leading supplier of a variety of cleaning and degreasing wipes for the aerospace, automotive, industrial, electrical and medical sectors.