Steri-7 Biocidal Hand Wash Refill 5ltr
A High Level Biocidal Hand Wash for use in standard Non-Foaming dispensers. For application, wet hands first then ONE pump into the palm of your hand. Then rub all over your palms, fingers and back of hands then rinse with water.
STERI-7 Xtra HR20 healthcare Hand Wash is a fast acting non-alcohol based sanitiser.
The STERI-7 Xtra HR20 healthcare Hand Wash can be used wherever the highest standards of hand hygiene are required and are suitable for use in healthcare environment and all other workplaces where there is a risk of cross contamination. The product has been tested against and is effective against a number of commonly occurring bacteria, yeast and envelope viruses that are known to be highly transmissible and can result in infections and illnesses.
Features and benefits
• Works rapidly against many common micro-organisms in as little as 30 secs
• Kills up to 99.999% of common bacteria that can cause infection, contamination or illness
• Contains Glycerin Kind to hands without drying the skin
• Dye and fragrance free formulation
• Excellent for alcohol restricted applications
• Stays active for up to 3 hours
The 2019-novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), known as “Wuhan Virus”, is a new strain of large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Chinese scientists subsequently isolated the 2019-nCoV in which it has been found to be at least 70% similar in genetic sequence to MERS and SARS.
Coronaviruses are mainly transmitted by large respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact with infected secretions. They have also been detected in blood, faeces and urine and, under certain circumstances, airborne transmission is thought to have occurred from aerosolised respiratory secretions and faecal material. As coronaviruses have a lipid envelope, a wide range of disinfectants are effective. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and good infection prevention and control precautions are effective at minimising risk but can never eliminate it.
Can Steri-7 claim their Steri-7 Xtra Personal Care products are effective against the Novel Coronavirus?
FDA and EU regulations do not allow hand sanitiser brands to make specific untested viral claims, but from a scientific perspective, Coronavirus is an enveloped virus. Enveloped viruses in general are effectively killed or inactivated by certain alcohols and quaternary active substances (Bardac 22). The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending the use of a hand sanitiser as a preventive measure.
Steri-7 Xtra Hand Rubs (Sanitisers) contain Bardac 22, a Lonza Chemicals Biocide. Lonza Chemicals manufacture Biocides for the disinfectant industry. Bardac 22 is the chosen biocide active ingredient deployed in all Steri-7 Xtra products.
Lonza Chemicals say the following:
Bardac 22 has a broad antimicrobial efficacy against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and enveloped viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, HIV, (Coronavirus)) High antimicrobial efficacy is maintained even at low temperatures and in the presence of organic soil, such as blood and protein, (unlike alcohol which requires clean hands).
Steri-7 Xtra Hand Sanitiser, based on Bardac 22, can claim to be very effective against enveloped viruses, not specific untested viruses.
Enveloped viruses are viruses with a viral envelope consisting of lipids. Enveloped viruses are relitavely straightforward to inactivate with correct biocidal products. Examples of enveloped viruses also include influenza viruses, herpes viruses, HIV and ZIKA.