What Hand Hygiene Product Should I Use?

What Hand Hygiene Product Should I Use?
Q:
What Hand Hygiene Product Should I Use?

How can consumers know they are buying the right hand hygiene product?

A:

Dr. Greene’s Answer:

Consumers should read the product label to determine the active ingredient. The CDC Web site (www.cdc.gov) is a wonderful resource for general information about preventing infections. Consumers can also log onto the manufacturers’ product Web sites to learn more about how each product works to fight germs.

More Information:

Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers and Antibacterial Soaps
Hand Washing – Good Germs – Super Germs
Regular Soap and How it Works
Soap and Water or Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers

April 24, 2008
Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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