Sanitisers: Suppliers, specifications


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Guides and Advice

CDC: hand hygiene for healthcare personnel

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/hcp-hand-sanitizer.html

CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand rub with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when visibly soiled, before eating, and after using the restroom.

NHS: how to wash hands effectively

πŸŒπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—Β https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

Videos and photos

Rojakpot: hand sanitiser vs soap

πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.rojakpot.com/covid-19-virus-hand-sanitiser-soap/

Includes a list of sanitisers and their contents, with useful infographics.

How To Make Your Own Sanitisers

Why you shouldn't make your own

The Telegraph: Why you shouldn't make your own hand sanitiser at home

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09WFrsN5Yv0

Home-made sanitisers may not have enough alcohol content to be effective or may not be safe for use

For Specialists / Local Producers

WHO: Guide to Local Production

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³πŸ”—https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

How to produce your own sanitiser by WHO

FDA: guidance on production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-provides-guidance-production-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizer-help-boost

PDA guidance on the production of alcohol based sanitisers.

At Home

The Oregonian: how to make your own hand sanitizer

πŸŒπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8KjePawdL4

How to make your own sanitiser at home, using 91% isopropyl alcohol/

New York Post: How to make homemade hand sanitizer

https://nypost.com/2020/03/03/how-to-make-homemade-hand-sanitizer-amid-coronavirus-induced-shortage/

How to make your own hand sanitiser.

Wired: How to make your own gel and spray sanitisers

πŸŒπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-hand-sanitizer/

How to make your own gel and spray sanitisers

Sanitiser Dispensers

Arduino dispenser

https://twitter.com/AfroRoboticist/status/1238082055717695494?s=20

Automatic hand sanitiser dispenser- Kids use Arduino parts to make this.

UV Sanitisers

⚠️ Warning: Ultraviolet radiation can cause eye damage, burns and damage your cells, with shorter wavelengths such as UV-C being more damaging in a shorter time than longer wavelengths such as UV-A. If you choose to use UV disinfection, wear eye protection and cover your skin.

Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases

πŸ”—https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21058-w/

Far-UVC ultraviolet light (207–222 nm) Χ—ΧŸ living) layers of human skin or eye; however, because bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller dimensions, far-UVC can penetrate and inactivate them.

Open UV Clean

πŸ”—https://github.com/cirujadigital/OpenUVClean/wiki/Home-Instructions

Instructions for making a device that cleans thing in your home using UV light

COVID-19 Decontamination Toolkit

πŸŒπŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸ”—https://www.frolicstudio.com/covid-19-decontamination-toolkitΒ An open-source COVID-19 Decontamination Toolkit using UV-C light, with readily available parts, clear building instructions, and a protocol to run the setup. Β The goal is to give individuals and organisations facing scarcity of masks the opportunity to extend their life span and stay safe for longer.

Producers of Sanitisers

Distilleries fighting COVID

πŸŒŽπŸ”—πŸš©https://www.distilleriesfightingcovid.com/the-map

This map shows hospitals (red plus sign), distilleries (blue icon) and distilleries that are currently producing hand sanitizer (green icon). Warning: link is potential security risk.

First batch of BrewDog hand sanitiser turned down by local hospital

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://twitter.com/BrewDog/status/1242749085372878848?s=20

πŸ”—https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/02/brewdog-hand-sanitiser-turned-down-local-hospitals-scotland?CMP=share_btn_tw

BrewDog producing sanitisers and subsequently fails standards.

Supply Matching

DisinfectConnect

πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.disinfectconnect.com/

Running out of disinfectant?

We link organisations in need with distilleries producing disinfectant.