Monday, 8 February 2021

Coronavirus pandemic shortages and the risks of using ineffective hand sanitisers in cleanrooms



Effective hand sanitisation using a alcohol-based sanitiser is an established part of cleanroom entry procedures. The coronavirus pandemic has led to supply shortages of hand sanitisers suitable for cleanroom use. Globally, regulators have relaxed some of the requirements for sanitiser manufacturers. This, coupled with subpar products entering the supply chain, could lead to inappropriate products reaching healthcare manufacturers. Included with products of concern are sanitisers containing methanol, as these are both microbiologically ineffective and highly toxic. The risks are considered together with some best practice advice for purchasers of cleanroom consumables.

Tim Sandle’s new article on this topic is:

Sandle, T. (2020) Coronavirus pandemic shortages and the risks of using ineffective hand sanitisers in cleanrooms, Clean Air and Containment Review, 43, 12-14

For details, please contact Tim Sandle

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (http://www.pharmamicroresources.com/)


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