GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

Don’t Let Anything Spoil Your Summer Picnic
Fun, Sun, and Foodborne Illnesses?

8/16/2018

By David R. Macinga, Ph.D.

Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Science Director

Did you know foodborne illnesses peak in the summertime? According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) this is because of two reasons: bacteria multiply faster in warmer temperatures and preparing food outdoors makes safe food handling more difficult.

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Good Hand Hygiene Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

8/8/2018

By Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

Many Americans suffer from vision problems. Advancements in medical science have allowed us to correct these issues using eye glasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery. While contact lenses provide many benefits, improper handling and cleaning of contact lenses can lead to eye infections. The best way to help reduce this risk, whether you wear hard (rigid gas permeable) or soft lenses, is to practice good hand hygiene habits and clean and disinfect your lenses and supplies.

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Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Do Not Create Superbugs

8/3/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

A recent study in Science Translational Medicine is causing concern amongst public health thought leaders because it is misleading, applying results inappropriately to (ethyl) alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The study tested efficacy of isopropanol (isopropyl) alcohol in a 23% concentration, whereby hand sanitizers typically use ethyl alcohol in a 70% concentration.

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What You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

7/31/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

It’s a contagious disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) usually affects infants and children under 5 years old. Yet, recent outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease at Florida State University and at schools in Northern New Jersey have many schools and universities looking for ways to help reduce the risk of an outbreak at their campus.

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Easy and Simple Tips to Help You Stay Healthy This Summer

7/12/2018

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Summer is almost here. It’s hard to believe, but this upcoming weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. And soon our calendars will be filled with vacations, outdoor adventures, picnics and much, much more. With so much fun ahead, one thing is for certain, no one wants to miss out on all the fun activities because they are sick. Here are some easy and simple tips to help you and your family stay healthy this summer.

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