Hand sanitisers fail to scrub up to standard, find testsConsumer activists have found that 67% of alcohol-based hand sanitisers available on the market are substandard. The Ministry of Public Health currently prohibits the manufacture, import and sale of alcohol-based hand sanitisers with less than 70% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel is now classed as a cosmetic after the spread of Covid-19. Although these brands met the minimum concentration level, they could be accused of false labelling. Effective alcohol-based hand gels must contain over 70% alcohol and should not dry out too quickly when used to give enough time for the alcohol to kill germs on the skin.
Source: Bangkok Post June 05, 2020 23:26 UTC