This is How Long Hand Sanitizers Work After You Apply Them

Hand sanitizers have become a staple for many people as perturb grow over the spread of the pandemic disease (COVID-19). Most people don't know how long the antimicrobial effects of these products last, but researchers revealed that sanitizers last just a few minutes after you apply them.



“Alcohol sanitizers last only a minute or two and must be reapplied when recontamination occurs,” said Philip Tierno Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at NYU Langone Medical Center.  According to Len Horovitz, attending physician and internist at Lenox Hill Hospital, the best thing to do really is wash with soap and water.




Don't stew when you can't find hand sanitizers on the store shelves. As people hoard on such items to protect themselves from the virus. Experts advise lathering the hands with soap for 20 to 30 seconds, ensuring to get in between the fingers and the back of the hands.

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