Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes and Their Proven Effectiveness Against Bacteria
Different strains of viruses, including the coronavirus, can effectively be reduced with frequent hand washing using soap and water. Surfaces and equipment also need to be disinfected frequently.
The use of disinfectants and antimicrobial solutions are sometimes the most practical solution in situations where frequent hand and surface cleaning is required.
Studies have shown that alcohol saturated wipes are even more effective than some alcohol-based hands rub when it comes to killing some germs. They are also more effective on surfaces than cleaning them with reusable cloths, as they avoid cross contamination.
Why Use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Wipe?
Isopropyl alcohol is commonly used as a disinfectant in hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and other environments because it is known for its cleaning and disinfecting properties.
Solutions of between 60% and 90% isopropyl alcohol and purified water are best when it is used for disinfection. Solutions with less than 60% do not produce the same bactericidal effects, we do not recommend using any sanitiser with a higher than 70% alcohol base. Therefore, the most effective concentrations are 70%, with the World Health Organization recommending 70% as the most effective concentrations to kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can either contain ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. Both these are amphiphile chemical compounds and have a property that allows them to bond with and break down water-based membranes. This disrupts the protein structures suspended in the water of viruses and forces the molecules in the membranes and proteins to bond with the molecules in the alcohol.
Single-celled microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses, are mostly composed of water, and have fatty proteins within them, making alcohol an incredibly effective sanitizing agent. Cells exposed to alcohol are destroyed within seconds.
Studies have shown that alcohol is effective against SARS-CoV-2, an enveloped virus, and can be used on both hands and surfaces for sanitising and disinfection.
Therefore, Sani Wipes 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes can kill 99.99% of all known germs and destroy the fatty spere of the coronavirus.
Disinfecting Hands and Surfaces with Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes 70
Hand washing is one of the most effective methods to disinfect and sanitise hands, but the rule says that it doesn’t work unless the hands are washed for at least 20 seconds with soap. In the absence of soap and water, or when hands need to be sanitized quickly, isopropyl alcohol wipes are the most effective way to ensure they are germ and virus free.
Heavy-traffic areas with frequently touched surfaces need regular cleaning with disinfectants. Medical grade disinfectant wipes are especially useful in hospitals, surgeries, care homes, schools, and gyms. The most effective way to clean surfaces in these facilities is with isopropyl alcohol wipes 70. The surfaces that can thoroughly be disinfected with these wipes include:
- Medical devices and equipment
- Bed frames
- Wheelchairs and other mobility apparatus
- Gym equipment
- Chairs and benchtops
- Electronic equipment and keyboards
- Phones and other communication devices
Minimising the risk of infection is also important for people who carry out maintenance and repairs to various facilities, whether they are in the health, educational, and business sectors. Isopropyl alcohol wipes are an essential item needed by those working in the field. They can be used to wipe off surfaces before they work, sanitising their hands before and after entering facilities, and sanitise steering wheels and other equipment before and after performing their maintenance tasks.
Best 70 isopropyl alcohol wipes
Sani Wipes are the premium 70 isopropyl alcohol wipes by APT UK. Besides killing 99.99% of harmful bacteria within a few seconds, they are also pH balanced, dermatologically tested, and contain skin softeners. The isopropyl wipes are lint-free wipes and safe to use on all surfaces.
Ideally priced for bulk purchases, isopropyl alcohol 70 wipes are resealable to prevent them from drying out. They come in triple-sized packaging of 120 wipes each. The wipes are generously sized (16 cm x 18 cm), perfect for effective disinfecting of hands and surfaces.