There are more than 10 million germs on the average hand, which is why washing them is not only a question of hygiene but a proven lifesaver.
Germs on hands can promote colds, influenza, skin infections, and even food poisoning – particularly if you don’t wash them after going to the toilet. And the real nasties here are MRSA, E.Coli, Bird Flu, Norovirus and SARS.
If you look at a bottle of typical hand sanitiser, you will see the majority percentage is ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol. That is same ingredient in beer, wine and Jack Daniels, meaning that 1 small bottle of hand sanitiser is equivalent to 4 shots of vodka! Not something you want around your children!
A quick search on youtube for drinking hand sanitiser results in a list of videos showing teenagers drinking it for an alcohol fix! With this trend continuing, experts are now telling parents not to leave their hand sanitiser lying round the house because the same product which you are using to stop you from getting sick could actually make your children sick.
With such extreme stories hitting the news, why are these hand sanitisers still being sold when they are non alcoholic versions on the market which are actually more effective?!
A typical high street alcohol sanitiser will kill 99.9% of germs, leaving a grimy 10,000 still breeding and being passed along. Available from Boots, alcohol free EcoHydra is approved and used by the NHS and consistently kills up to 99.9999%, leaving no more than 10 germs on hands and making it one of the most effective hand sanitisers available.
Ecohydra costs £2.49 for 50ml (handbag size) and £3.99 for 210ml. Buy at Boots stores and online at www.boots.com.
THIS COMPETITION WAS WON BY ANN GUILLIM, OF POTTERS BAR, HERTS; JOANNE JACKSON FROM WOLVERHAMPTON AND SIMON (who has not claimed his prize to date).
We have three sets of the both the 50ml and the 210 ml EcoHydra handsanitisers to be give away. To win these prizes just answer the simple question below: