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Hand hygiene with hand sanitizer versus handwashing: what are the planetary health consequences?

Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Year of publication
In order to reduce the transmission of pathogens, and COVID-19, WHO and NHS England recommend hand washing (HW) and/or the use of hand sanitizer (HS). The planetary health consequences of these different methods of hand hygiene have not been quantified. A comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) was carried out to compare the environmental impact of the UK population practising increased levels of hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic for 1 year. Washing hands with soap and water was compared to using hand sanitizer (both ethanol and isopropanol based sanitizers were studied)
Date added
Created by
Catherine Stead
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health