In its 2002 published Guideline (see above) the CDC cautions that alcohol can be drying to the skin, and that only products containing sufficient amounts of emollient should be used in order to counter the drying effects of alcohol on the skin. White Coats proprietary formula prolong drying of the skin and adds moisturizing to skin.
The active ingredient in White Coat products is alcohol and thymol. We utilize both depending on which antiseptic product we are making. Currently our hand sanitizer antiseptic hand sprays are formulated with Isopropyl Alcohol and our surface sprays are formulated with thyme extract Our Isopropyl Alcohol based products contain 70% v/v (measured by volume) of the active ingredient. Our botanical formula contains thymol at a concentration of 0.25 % v/v.
White Coats unique nano-technology to formulate our of 70% Isopropyl alcohol, aloe-vera along with our proprietary blend of natural essential oils (including Tea Tree and Lavender) White Coat meets CDC requirements and utilizes an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada registered Antiseptic for human skin, and has been designed for repeated use by healthcare workers, teachers, students, athletes, and anyone who may come into physical contact with others who may have been exposed to pathogenic contamination (i.e. bacteria, fungi, viruses), or where there may be a potential exchange of topical body fluids including perspiration, blood, etc.White Coat Antiseptics are available in a variety of sizes, in hand held and tabletop bottles, and wall mounted dispensing systems. Liquid formulations are offered as a mist spray.White Coat Antiseptic Wipes are available in a variety of formats, including canisters and soft flat packs. Each wipe is saturated with a measured amount of White Coat Antiseptic formula.
The FDA recognizes denatured Ethyl Alcohol in the concentration range of 60% - 95%, and Isopropyl Alcohol in the concentration range of 70% - 91.3%, as safe and effective for use as skin antiseptic products. They also permit lower concentrations of these alcohols for use specifically as First Aid products.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its 2002 published Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings, states that hands which are visibly soiled should be washed with soap and water, and only an alcohol based hand wash should be used for antisepsis of hands that are not visibly soiled. A variety of other products were evaluated and only alcohol was found to be appropriate and effective for such use.
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