Monkeypox & Omicron: How to choose hand sanitisers, disinfectant cleaners, dishwashing liquids, and hand soap?

How to choose hand sanitisers and disinfectants

(Reading time: 3 min) The Monkeypox virus and Omicron subvariants of concern BA.4 and BA.5 can be inactivated by ECOSAM Sanitising Dishwashing Liquid, Alcohol Hand Sanitiser, Disinfectant Cleaner, and Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap. Choosing a hand sanitiser, disinfectant cleaner, dishwashing liquid, or hand soap is not so straight forward. For example we live in a warm and humid climate so most of us normally avoid using a gel because gels become sticky on our hands.

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Can ECOSAM products kill monkeypox virusToday on the blog we share the latest information about monkeypox virus and discuss how effective ECOSAM products are at killing it.

Spread by person-to-person respiratory secretions, skin-to-skin contact with body fluids, and fomites like shared towels and contaminated beddings. Any person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, can acquire and spread monkeypox.

What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral infection caused by an enveloped virus which belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae🐵 The Monkeypox virus is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus with a genome size of around 190 kb and can be inactivated with ECOSAM Alcohol Hand Sanitiser, Disinfectant Cleaner, Sanitising Dishwashing Liquid, and Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap.

Are ECOSAM sanitising handishwashin liquids, hand sanitisers, and disinfectant cleaners effective against monkeypox? Although the role of surfaces in the transmission of the virus is unclear, we have received several enquiries about the efficacy of ECOSAM products. Testing the efficacy of disinfectants (such as ECOSAM sanitising hand dishwashing liquid) against viruses is assessed using efficacy standard BS EN 1040:2005.

BS EN 1040:2005 states that demonstrating efficacy against germs is sufficient to demonstrate efficacy against enveloped viruses (of which the monkeypox virus is one). Furthermore, monkeypox virus and germs are very closely related, so this comparison is particularly relevant.

ECOSAM Sanitising Hand Dishwashing Liquid and ECOSAM Alcohol Hand Sanitiser have been tested against enveloped viruses by independent labs according to BS EN 1040:2005. They pass BS EN 1040:2005 producing a 4-log reduction (99.99% kill) against enveloped viruses in a 30 second contact time.

The WHO has recommended that hand sanitisers, disinfectant cleaners, and sanitising hand dishwashing liquids be made available in the liquid form.

We live in a garden city and are naturally accustomed to floral and tropical fruit fragrances that will enhance our outdoor experiences.

The ELIZABETH fragrance is a blend of 20 natural herbs, fruits, and flowers, including bergamot, white tea, mandarin, ginger, peony, mimosa, and wild lavender.

The VICTORIA moisturiser is an all-natural hypoallergenic ecological palm extract that provides pH 5.5 moisturising protection for eczema-prone, dry, and sensitive skin.

Listening carefully, we have designed the cheapest hand sanitiser, disinfectant cleaner, sanitising hand dishwashing liquid, and anti-bacterial foaming hand soap for Singapore.

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FOR HAND APPLICATIONS:

🖐 Alcohol Hand Sanitiser (AHS5). WHO-approved alcohol, moisturiser, and fragrance.

🖐 Non-alcohol Hand Sanitiser (NAHS5). WHO-approved sanitiser and fragrance.

🖐 Sanitising Dishwashing Liquid (DW5). FDA-approved and gentle to hands.

🖐 An anti-bacterial 泡 foaming hand soap can easily be made by pumping 40 squirts from the ECOSAM Sanitising Hand Dishwashing Liquid 500-ml bottle into a 250-ml foam-generating bottle and then topping it up with tap water.

Omicron subvariant of concern BA.4 BA.5 sanitise with ECOSAM sanitising hand dishwashing liquid

FOR SURFACE APPLICATIONS:

🖐 A Non-alcohol Hand Sanitiser (NAHS5) is suitable for small surfaces like your hands, mobile phone, mouse, keyboard, facemask, table, chair, clothes, toys, and shoes. It is suitable for children below the age of 12 and for seniors who have sensitive skin. You can spray them from refillable 20 mL or 60 mL spray bottles. This will be your cheapest personal care sanitiser.

🔫🖐 A Non-alcohol Disinfectant Cleaner (DC5) is excellent for spray-guns and suitable for both small and large surface areas like handles, doorknobs, kitchen utensils, food packaging, and car interiors. You can spray them from manual 500 mL spray guns or auto nano atomiser spray guns. Health institutions and McDonald’s restaurants use it. This will be your cheapest all-purpose, food-safe, and laundry-safe household disinfectantant cleaner.

🦠 An Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA5) is good for greased, stained, and virus soiled surfaces. A 75% concentration is required by the WHO and it does not contain fragrance or moisturiser.

🍝 A Sanitising Dishwashing Liquid (DW5) will actually sanitise your dishes and kitchen free of germs and viruses so that they are actually clean and will no longer smell.

That's it for your 3 mins read and if you have more time ... keep reading.

 

Questions & Answers:

🖐 Does my hand dishwashing liquid actually sanitise? Most Dishwashing Liquids Don't Actually Sanitise — Here's How to Properly Wash Your Dishes. Follow this to make sure that your dishes and kitchen are germ-free and will no longer smell.

When you diligently wash every single dish in your sink with foamy soap, you'd probably assume that your dishes are also sanitised. And while we hate to be the bearers of disappointing news, we thought it was important to point out that most dishwashing liquids are actually not antiviral. That's right, even after scrubbing your dishes and dousing them in foam, your now clean-looking dishes could still be harbouring viruses.

In most cases, this probably isn't a big source of concern, but if someone in your household has recently been Covid positive or they've been preparing raw meats, you may want to start sanitising them. How do you guarantee your dishes are germ-free?

Simply buy ECOSAM sanitising dishwashing liquid (DW) to make sure your dishes don't just look clean but are actually clean.

Many of us just assume that our dishwashing liquid is sanitising, but if you take a closer look at the options at the supermarket, you'll notice that only some of them are. According to a 2007 study, the presence of a sanitiser is effective at getting rid of bacteria, so now is the right time to upgrade your dishwashing liquid.

💖 Which of your disinfectants is safer around babies, infants, toddlers, and children. The ECOSAM Disinfectant-Cleaner (DC) is the safer disinfectant because its concentration of active ingredient is at the lowest level. Any level lower will likely be ineffective. Therefore, it is the safer disinfectant as well as it is effective on cots and prams. For toys that will go into the mouth, I would recommend flushing them with cool boiled tap water after disinfecting.

💖 How frequent should we disinfect? The frequency of disinfection is determined by the viral load. It can be as frequent as every use of a public toilet. Please refer to this WHO guideline.

💖 What are the main differences between Non-alcohol Hand & Surface Sanitisers (NAHS), Non-alcohol Disinfectant-cleaners (DC), and Alcohol Hand Sanitisers (AHS)?
AHS is used in clinics and hospitals while NAHS and DC are used at home, office, & schools.
NAHS and AHS are primarily for your hands.
DC is primarily for surfaces and is also safe for your hands.
AHS will inactivate germs from 8 seconds on while NAHS and DC are from 15 seconds on.

💖 What are the 40-IN-1 uses of spray-guns with disinfectant-cleaners? 1. Floor mopping, 2. Window cleaning, 3. Table cleaning, 4. Facemask cleaning, 5. Utensils cleaning, 6. Chopping board cleaning, 7. Aircon cleaning, 8. Fan cleaning, 9. Toilet cleaning, 10. Kitchen table cleaning, 11. Mobile phone cleaning, 12. Chair cleaning, 13. Laundry washing, 14. Dishwashing, 15. Toys cleaning, 16. Handwashing, 17. Car seat cleaning, 18. Car washing, 19. Pet paws cleaning, 20. Handlebars cleaning, 21. Escalator hand rest cleaning, 22. Bed cleaning, 23. Cupboards cleaning, 24. Lighting cleaning, 25. Computer keyboard & mouse cleaning, 26. Eyeglasses cleaning, 27. Pierced-ear cleaning, 28. Refrigerator cleaning, 29. Microwave cleaning, 30. Kitchen sink cleaning, 31. Baby cot cleaning, 32. Clothes disinfecting, 33. Shoes disinfecting, 34. Food delivery parcels disinfecting, 35. Schoolbag disinfecting, 36. Arms & legs disinfecting, 37. Stationary disinfecting, 38. Humidifier cleaning, 39. Humidifier liquid, 40. Spray-gun liquid.

💖 ECOSAM genuine disinfectant cleaners are developed especially for ECOSAM spray-guns. We recommend using genuine disinfectant cleaners to maintain spray-gun performance and to ensure consistency.

💖 Can I use chlorine tablets in spray-guns? Please avoid chlorine tablets because they have residues that will clog up spray-gun nozzles. Tablets are also not approved by the FDA, WHO, or CDC.

💖 Why is the New A9-03 spray gun selling better than the old K5 and X3 models? Customers feedback that A9's 2022 specifications, longer-lasting reliability, and better value have outperformed the old K5 models amongst homes, offices, and schools. https://youtu.be/FOr2tufHET4

Therefore, we’re stocking up on the New A9 and have phased out the old K5 models. Go ahead and get the New A9. I highly recommend it. https://ecosam.sg/collections/ecosam-disinfectants-cleaners/products/ecosam-a9-03-k5-pro-x3-disinfectant-spray-guns?variant=41720607473831

Sam Leong MSc MBA | 9011 2282 | https://ecosam.sg

💖 How many 1-litre bottles and 5-litre bottles in a 20-foot general-purpose container (20GP)?

(1-LITRE): 9-bottles/carton, 16-cartons/layer, 5-layers/pallet, 720-bottles/pallet, 7200-bottles/20GP.
(5-LITRE 14x19x30cm):

- 2/carton (20x28x32cm), 20-cartons/layer, 4-layers/pallet, 160-bottles/pallet, 1600-bottles/20GP. 14.336CBM/20GP.
- 4/carton (27x32x40cm), 12-cartons/layer, 4-layers/pallet, 192-bottles/pallet, 1920-bottles/20GP. 16.588CBM/20GP.

💖 Can I exchange my spray gun? Yes, you can change it within 7 days. Please WhatsApp me, Sam Leong, at 9011 2282 with your:
Order ID:
Name:
Tel:
Address:

What is Omicron? The WHO has designated BA.4, BA.5, and B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern. Omicron can be inactivated with ECOSAM hand dishwashing liquid, hand sanitisers, and disinfectant-cleaners.

Do Non-alcohol hand sanitisers and Non-alcohol disinfectant cleaners work? Yes, evidence-based reporting from the WHO and the US CDC, shows that non-alcohol hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners that contain benzalkonium chloride are effective for sanitising and disinfecting coronavirus.

Can I disinfect and sanitise my facemask? When your facemask starts to smell while you are wearing it or when they accidentally fall onto the ground - if there are no accessible washing point or freshwater nearby, you can use a hand sanitiser or disinfectant cleaner to sanitise and deodorise your facemask.

What type of light does your spray guns emit? Like your mobile phones, ECOSAM spray guns emit LED light - they do not emit ultraviolet, UV or UV-C light. The primary purpose of the LED light here is to illuminate the fine mist spray, without which, the fine mist spray is not casually visible to the human eye.

How long does disinfection or sanitation last? Evidence suggests that sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners demonstrate persistent antibacterial activity for up to four (4) hours on undisturbed surfaces. That being said, if and when your sufaces are constantly compromised, it is safer practice to disinfectnt and sanitise in a shorter amout of time.

What kind of spray gun liquids do you recommend and what is their warranty? A disinfection spray gun is designed to spray deionized, purified, and micron filtered disinfectants. Like items in an NTUC store, they are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for 7 days. Try to use disinfectant cleaners that are designed to preserve battery life, stabilize spray nozzles, strengthen liquid pumps, and unchoke connecting tubes.

☘️ What is the meaning of pet safe? A product is pet safe when you can safely use it on pet contact surfaces like your pet's plush toys, feeding bowls, beds, beddings, blankets, leashes or sweaters. You can also apply it onto your pet's paws when you take it out for walks. Just avoid spraying into their little eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Get a non alcohol and rinse free product that is designed with your furry friend in mind. A disinfectant cleaner or a 'hand & surface' sanitiser in a portable 20 mL, 38 mL, or 60 mL refillable bottle would be an excellent choice for any outing, picnic or visit to the park. 

What is the meaning of food safe? A product is food safe or food grade when you can safely use it on food contact surfaces like your dining tables and utensils. It does not mean that you can apply it onto the food that you will consume. Washing and cooking your food is the best way to inactivate bacteria. McDonald's restaurants use chloride-based disinfectant cleaners. The historical primary target in a food establishment is to inactivate escherichia coli, also known as E. coli and salmonella. A food safe and food grade product is usually non alcohol. For example, your home dish washing liquid is normally non alcohol and is expected to be food safe.

How to disinfect Quarantine Order clothes the proper way? Dip your clothes in 1 part disinfectant cleaner to 20 parts tap water for 15 minutes before you wash them. Disinfectant cleaner is a powerful disinfectant that helps in killing different types of viruses like rhinovirus and rotavirus. It is one of the components that are present in fabic softeners. You should dip your clothes for 15 minutes in 1 part disinfectant cleaner to 20 parts tap water before washing your clothes. Popular disinfectant cleaners include quartenary ammonium compound like banzalkonium chloride which aids in killing viruses.

ECOSAM sanitising hand dishwashing liquid sanitises omicron sub variants of concern BA.4 and BA.5 

How to disinfect a bedroom and toilet on Quarantine Order? Use a disinfectant cleaner in a spray bottle or spray gun to disinfect the surfaces of your home. Disinfect every four (4) hours. Disinfection companies use it to officially sanitise homes, offices, and schools.

Which spray guns are suitable? A9-03 300 mL.

Is your disinfectant cleaner also effective against the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)? Yes, our disinfectant cleaner is effective against the Coxsakie virus. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of Coxsackie virus.

How many 1 litre bottles and 5 litre bottles on a pallet?
1 litre bottles: 9 pcs/box, 16 boxes/layer, 5 layers (720 bottles) per pallet.
5 litre bottles (13.5x18.5x30cm): 2 pcs/box (28.5x19.9x31.5cm), 20 boxes/layer, 4 layers (160 bottle) per pallet.

How to refill ECOSAM pocket spray? Video 1Video 2.

Do hand sanitisers contain alcohol? By default, under the World Health Organization directive, hand sanitisers contain alcohol. Before the pandemic, alcohol hand sanitizers were exclusively used at hospitals and clinics. But today, non alcohol hand sanitizers with breakthrough benzalkonium chloride is also effective against coronavirus..

What is the difference between alcohol and non alcohol sanitisers? 75% alcohol sanitsers will inactivate coronavirus in 8 to 10 seconds. Non alcohol sanitisers and disinfectants will inactivate coronavirus in 15 to 30 seconds.

Which liquid do I get for the nano atomizer mist spray gun? Get the 5L disinfectant for your nano atomizer spray gun.

For disinfectant, do I need to wipe after spraying? No, you do not need to wipe. Just leave it to air dry.

How to sanitise and remove smell from my facemask? You can use an alcohol or non-alcohol hand sanitiser to sanitise and remove smell from your facemask.

How does disinfecting surfaces help? When viruses exist on your surfaces, disinfection will suppress their quantity and viral load. A supressed quantity may not overwhelm a waning immune system.

Will they stain my clothes? Our liquids are colourless and will not stain your clothes.

I am vaccinated, do I still need to sanitise? Vaccination is no substitution for personal hygiene. High viral loads can overwhelm a waning immune system.

Can I spray isopropyl alcohol? You can mix 1 part of isopropyl alcohol to 20 parts of non alcohol disinfectant or non alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser for spraying.

Can I use the non-alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser to disinfect household things? Yes you can. You can also use it to disinfect things in the household, office, and school.

Will Covid-19 ever go away? SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease, has evolved, adapting, and mutating as it circles around our globe. This evolution has ensured the survival of the coronavirus and made Covid-19 a threat to humanity. Wash your hands. Wash your hands a lot and wash your hands even more. Setup ques and routines in your life to get yourself to wash your hands. Wash your hands every time you enter and leave a building. Wash your hands when you go into a meeting and when you come out of a meeting. Setup rituals that are based around handwashing.  When you cannot wash your hands, use a sanitizer. Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your pocket when you go out. The good news is that hand sanitizers and disinfectants kill coronavirus. Hand sanitisers kills 99.9% Covid-19 coronavirus. It is 75% alcohol, contains eco-friendly ingredients, and hospital grade. The EPA and WHO have established a grade of hand sanitiser and disinfectant that meet their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. Sanitisers should meet either the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy or the WHO Human Corivanirus Policy.

What are usualy found on your product labels?
🖐 Hand dishwashing liquids, hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners kills germs (Covid-19 virus) on hands and environmental surfaces in your home and in public places. It kills germs (SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus) on surfaces that you come in contact with every day. Spray sanitiser on hands, in hospital rooms, on doorknobs, around toilet areas, in garbage cans, in diaper pails, in pet area.
Fast, easy, effective, you can use on all high-touch finished surfaces in school classrooms, offices, factories, restaurants, car seats, MRT train seats, canteens, and elevators.
Sanitises and inactiviates Covid-19 virus on hands and hard nonporous surfaces in 8 seconds.
Disinfects environmental surfaces. A good sanitiser should kill the following viruses:
Rhinovirus 39 (the leading cause of the common cold)
Rotavirus (the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV - the leading cause of lower respiratory infection in children)
Adenovirus Type 2, Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 & 2. Influenza Type A2.
Sanitiser meets AOAC efficacy standards for hospital aerosol hands sanitizers and disinfectants.
Directions: Please use in a manner consistent with labeling. Hold container upright 6” (15cm) to 8” (20cm) from the surface.
To Disinfect, spray precleaned surface 15 seconds until covered with mist. Allow it to air dry.
To sanitise hands, rub and let stand for 8 seconds. Repeat application as necessary.
Precautions: Non-hazardous to humans and domestic animals.
Warning: Causes eye irritation.
First Aid: In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Physical hazards: Non-alcohol sanitisers and disinfectants are non-flammable. Alcohol sanitisers are flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container.  Exposure to temperatures above 130°F or 54°C may damage the container.
Storage and disposal: Store in the original container. Containers can be refilled.
Expiry date: 3 years from date of purchase.
Our WHO formula does not contain CFC or any ozone-depleting substances.
What's the big deal about hand hygieneReducing the risk of infection is in your hands. Clean hands. Protected patients. Hands are the most common source of pathogen transmission. Sanitizing reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections. This sanitizer is formulated according to the World Health Organization for surgical hand antiseptic providing rapid kill and proven persistence. It will help you protect your patients. Latex glove and CHG compatible; dye-free; pocket sprays improves compliance. Stopping infections wherever you are, choosing an effective, persistent hand antiseptic sanitizer can help create a safer facility. So, whether in the operating room, PACU, ICU, or other areas in your facility, remember the basics of practicing hand hygiene is to remove pathogens from your hands.

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Sam Leong MSc MBA | WA 9011 2282 | ECOSAM ®sam@sam-ink.com | https://ecosam.sg