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Are sanitizing tunnels dangerous or useful?

Are sanitizing tunnels dangerous or useful?

Sanitizating tunnels, or spray booths, are actually harmful, according to the WHO

Unlike the dangers of home-brewed alcohol, the fact that there is alcohol in sanitizer is not a reason for alarm. Adise from the usual precautions when it comes to aerosols, such as keeping them away from open flames and not ingesting them, alcohol-based sanitizer is no different.

However, the use of sanitizing tunnels has recently been condemned by the World Health Organisation as harmful with unproven benefits. As of a paper published on 15 May 2020 by the WHO, “spraying disinfectants [on people] can result in risks to the eyes, respiratory or skin irritation”. They continue to recommend against the spraying of chemicals into the air, and not straight on skin.

The safest and most effective way to protect yourself from germs is to wash your hands frequently with soap, avoid touching your face and to use a hand sanitizer spray when out in public. OmniProtect is a sanitizing spray that can be applied onto the skin and surfaces from up to 15cm away.

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