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Advice from the Soapy team

Does Soapy comply with any recognized health standards?

Soapy’s’ technology complies with handwashing standards recommended by the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control.

How do you ensure the privacy of user images taken by the Soapy station?

Soapy’s’ computer vision technology captures electronic images of unique users for hygiene compliance (reagent usage, duration, surface coverage, lathering time, etc.) across all users of our micro station. Furthermore, the captured images immediately transformed into a digital code that is not convertible to a picture format. Soapy doesn’t hold information about user identity.

For what types of businesses is Soapy designed?

Soapy’s hygiene micro stations are useful in any place where people come together! However, we believe that health care institutions and elderly care facilities, food and beverage production facilities, pharmaceutical and biotech, schools, community centers, hospitality business, would see the most apparent benefit.

Is it difficult to install the Soapy hygiene microstation? What do you need?

Everyone can do it! It’s as simple as a countertop water filtration unit! All you need is a tap water connection, a 220/110 AC voltage point, and a drain. An average installation takes 40-60 min. A user manual is provided, together with videos that will guide you through the process. Furthermore, you can always contact us if you have any questions.

Do I need to wash with soap? Can’t I just use hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizers should not be used as a replacement for hand wash with soap and water. According to the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sanitizers are not as effective!

Washing hands with water and soap thoroughly are always better than using a hand sanitizer. Scrub with soap and water allows you to lift the bacteria from the oily layer of our skin and rinse off bacteria or viruses. Moreover, hand sanitizers do not kill all germs and viruses!

Hand sanitizer is okay to carry around in your purse or backpack, mainly to use before and after visiting friends or loved ones in a hospital or nursing home. Still, it is not a substitute for regular, effective handwashing.

Are there any other dangers of hand sanitizer that I should know about?

Research has shown that hand sanitizers pose other types of risks, mainly due to the use of the ingredient triclosan, cause bacteria to adapt to triclosan’s antimicrobial properties, and as a result, they can become antibiotic-resistant. Using hand sanitizers may also lower your resistance to diseases by killing “good bacteria” that help protect against “bad bacteria.”

Studies have shown that triclosan can also harm the immune system, which protects your body against disease and occasionally cause hormonal disruptions.