17 people have died this year after being exposed to hand sanitizer made with methanol, a highly toxic chemical, the FDA says. Read this article and watch the video report, wherein a number of safety precautions for buying, handling and storing alcohol-based hand sanitizers are recommended. We have just one recommendation: Buy Prefense Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer, instead. Prefense is water-based and retains your skin’s natural moisture. That’s easier, and much safer.
Working In an industry in which hand sanitation is performed 15-20x per day, skin health for the care provider is a real concern. I have worked in the health care industry for 8+ years in various roles and as the weather becomes colder, skin breakdown takes place. Skin breakdown and drying out leads to more discomfort performing essential "hands on" job tasks in my current role as a physical therapist. I have used various soaps and alcohol-based hand sanitizers which all contributed to negative skin changes. Having now used the Prefense solution for several months, these negative changes are not taking place. Prefense leaves you with both a sensation of feeling clean and hydrated in the hands and I utilize it much more than I would a standard alcohol based sanitizers. I have additionally not felt the need to use hand lotions throughout the work day which interfere with tablet and computer usage due to leaving you feeling greasy. Having the options of soap, alcohol based sanitizers, and Prefense, I would highly recommend adapting to Prefense for both the healthcare professional and those that contact your place of business.