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It has always been important to our health to wash our hands. Now more than ever the community is being urgently forced to recall a childhood discipline; Wash Your Hands! Get clean, stay protected, here are Total Sanitizer’s hand washing hygiene...
Benzalkonium Chloride, also known as BZK, is the active ingredient in Total Sanitizer’s formula. This ingredient acts as a skin disinfectant. It’s ideal for cleaning wounds. BZK also protects against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Our...
We often think about washing our hands or cleaning up before we eat, before bed and after we use the restroom. What about all of the encounters that take place in the middle of our busy days? Take a quick look at your top five dirtiest places to...
Frequently Asked Questions
How Effective is Total Sanitizer?
Total Sanitizer is a USA, FDA category III drug compliant skin sanitizer. Total Sanitizer’s proprietary formula of skin sanitizer is third party tested for safety and efficacy, proven to be effective against a range of bateria, pathogens and viruses. Total Sanitizer kills 99.999% of most common illness causing germs including E. Coli, Influenza, Norovirus, MRSA and more!
Does This Work without Alcohol?
Yes. The active ingredient in Total Sanitizer’s line of products is Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK). BZK is a commonly used antiseptic agent in the health care industry, demonstrating the ability to effectively protect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa.
BZK is in many over the counter consumer products like sanitizer, soaps, mouthwashes, spermicidals, ear/eye/nasal sprays or drops, Bactine and many others.
How Long Does Total Sanitizer Last?
Total Sanitizer’s unique formula has demonstrated a proven residual efficacy. Total Sanitizer products have a residual efficacy of up to 3 hours after just one application.
Is Total Sanitizer FDA Approved?
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration banned 28 active ingredients used for common, over the counter consumer antiseptic rubs- including Triclosan. Three active ingredients (ethanol alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and benzalkonium chloride- or BZK) were deferred by the FDA, meaning that products containing these ingredients are eligible for evaluation under the OTC Drug safety and efficacy guidelines.
Drugs used in over the counter products are not reviewed and/or approved by the FDA. However, these drugs may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies set forth.
Total Sanitizer’s active ingredient is BZK. Total Sanitizer products are free of all 28 substances banned by the FDA and has been tested for safety and efficacy by a third party lab and is marketed as an FDA Catagory III Compliant Skin Sanitizer.
What does Log Kill Mean?
Log Kill in regards to infectious bacteria- or germs in general, Log Kill is a metric scientists use to determine the effectiveness of a product in the reduction of live bacteria when being applied. Log Kill represent a 10-fold, one decimal, or 90% reduction in numbers of live bacteria on any surface.
How Do I Use Total Sanitizer?
Unlike alcohol sanitizer gel, no water is needed to achieve maximum clean when using Total Sanitizer’s Antiseptic Foaming Skin Sanitizer. Just pump a small amount of our foaming solution, rub in thoroughly and know that you are covered.
Total Sanitizer’s Antiseptic Foaming Soap is easily activate. Pump a small amount of foaming solution into your palm, apply a small amount of water and lather your hands/wrists (or anywhere) completely. Rinse thoroughly and carry on.
Total Sanitizer is a multi-purpose antiseptic and disinfectant that’s ideal for use at home, school, on the go or in the sports arena.
What is BZK?
Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK) is an alcohol free, antimicrobial compound that’s been widely used in the healthcare industry for 60+ years. Primarily used as a leave on, monograph skin antiseptic, BZK’s chemical properties have shown to effectively reduce the persistence of antimicrobial activity on human tissue – as it’s gentel enough to use on cuts and open wounds.
What Does Antiseptic Mean?
Antiseptics stop, slow and prevent the growth of disease causing micro-organisms.
Is Total Sanitizer Lab tested?
Total Sanitizer’s formula has been tested for safety and efficacy by the ASTM International on a broad range of bacterial pathogens, viruses and fungi. Total Sanitizer has demonstrated the ability to kill harmful, illness causing germs in under 15 seconds.