Hand sanitizers are liquid antiseptic substances ,which are sometimes made to come out in the form of gas,targeted to kill or get rid of germs present in a certain area of the body the sanitizer is applied on.
Their use is recommended when soap and water are not available for hand washing or when repeated hand washing compromises the natural skin barrier.
A dispenser is an object that dispenses or discharges a material connected to it at the users will.
The dispenser or discharger of sanitizer linked to a dispenser is called hand sanitizer dispenser.
Although the effectiveness of hand sanitizer is varies,it is employed as a simple way of infection control in a wide variety of settings, from day-care centres and schools to hospitals and health care clinics and from supermarkets to cruise ships especially in times like this,where there is a pandemic at hand caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19( coronavirus infection,december 2019).
However, the active ingredient used in making hand sanitizers can be grouped as one of two types:
A - alcohol-based
B - alcohol-free.
Alcohol-based products typically contain between 60 and 95 percent alcohol,although the alcohol is usually in the form of ethanol, isopropanol, or n-propanol. At those concentrations, alcohol immediately takes away proteins, effectively neutralizing certain types of microorganisms.
Alcohol-free products however are generally based on disinfectants, such as benzalkonium chloride (BAC), or based on other antimicrobial agents, such as triclosan. The activity of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents is both immediate and persistent. Many hand sanitizers also contain emollients (e.g., glycerin) that soothe the skin, thickening agents, and fragrance.
Considering the fact that there is a pandemic out there,caused by a very deadly and easily contracted virus(coronavirus) which can be contracted by touching one another or even by touching the hand sanitizer an infected person had touched already,that's why it's very important and only makes sense to get a hand sanitizer dispenser ,especially automatic dispensers which senses when a hand or palm is stretched out to it for sanitizer without even needing to touch it and it just goes ahead and dispenses an adequate amount of sanitizer enough to sanitize both palms at the same time.
Nowadays,hand sanitizers are not being used manually at places with a very high concentration of people,places like schools,hospitals,hotels,workplaces,and so many other places,instead hand sanitizers are placed at very pivot or important points where almost everyone who visits a particular place must visit like,restrooms,entrances,elevators and other places of importance to visitors.
Stationed hand sanitizer dispensers like the ones mentioned above also relieves people from the burden of carrying a hand sanitizer around(which is also very good and advisable incase of places where there are no hand sanitizer dispensers) and also relieves us from getting stranded without one's own hand sanitizers in certain cases where people tend to forget or forget and in danger of contracting germs,bacterias or viruses while carrying out their day to day activities.
The hand sanitizer dispensers relieves security agents who are charged with dispensing hand sanitizer to every visitor coming in or out of each institution to avoid contracting germs ,viruses or bacterias that can be harmful to them.
However,despite charged with a very important duty,most of these officials still fail to do this perfectly while they may be away doing other things,this is why it's better to have a hand sanitizer dispenser stationed in certain areas with instructions for everyone to use the sanitizer and maintain safe distance to prevent contracting germs and viruses or sharing them.