De-Wipe supplies fire and rescue services worldwide with the only after-fire decontamination wipe that is 100% biodegradable and scientifically proven to remove the most harmful toxins produced in fire from skin. Their expansive product portfolio satisfies every vital stage of the after-fire decontamination process; from wipes proven to remove carcinogenic toxins from skin to equipment wipes for cleaning contaminated turnout gear, plus a range of after-fire hair and body wash for a healthier shower after exposure.
Now, De-Wipe has added to their ever-expanding range with their scientifically proven Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes – for reducing the risk of infection for the emergency services, first responders and healthcare workers.
How are sanitiser wipes without alcohol beneficial?
The alcohol commonly found in regular sanitiser wipes – such as ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol – destroys the skin’s protective surface, leaving skin vulnerable to greater exposure to harmful pathogens. Regular wipes’ ability to disinfect heavily contaminated surfaces is limited by the fact alcohol evaporates rapidly. For thorough disinfection of harmful pathogens from surfaces, this is not ideal.
Containing non-alcohol-based broad-range antimicrobials, De-Wipe’s Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria whilst being kind to the skin’s natural defences. Wipes with zero alcohol will not deteriorate hard surfaces or expensive equipment either.
Reducing the risk of infection from bloodborne and waterborne pathogens
Bloodborne and waterborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms found in liquids – blood and bodily fluids for bloodborne, water such as lakes, quays and rivers for waterborne – and they can cause disease in humans. There is extensive potential for occupational exposure to both sets of pathogens in both indoor and outdoor settings. According to guidelines published by the UK Health and Safety Executive, no assumptions should ever be made about the safety of a surface contaminated with bodily fluid due to harmful pathogens surviving for a time in dried blood.
Key workers in emergency services and healthcare require a solution to maintain high levels of hygiene that minimises the risk of infection – especially in those roles where soap and water isn’t always present. The successful results of De-Wipe’s scientific study into the effectiveness of their Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes proves a significant ability to kill bacteria E. coli and K. pneumoniae, two of the most widespread pathogens. As with De-Wipe’s industry-leading after-fire decontamination wipes, the study was conducted in collaboration with world-leading toxicology professors at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes – safe and effective
Testing the viability of bacteria contained in the wipes after use was a priority for De-Wipe, given the demand for safe disposal. De-Wipe are proud to confirm that the wipes do not harbour detectible bacteria after use, thereby confirming the bacteria is effectively killed on contact. Furthermore, De-Wipe’s Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes are anti-septic and anti-viral – including coronaviruses – as indicated by their conformity to British and European standards BS EN 14476 and BS EN 1276.
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