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.

Healthy Fun
A Healthy Fair is Healthy Fun

9/5/2018

By Elizabeth De Nardo, Ph.D.

Skin Care Science and Technology Senior Scientist I

Agricultural fairs are family-friendly events typically featuring livestock, farming, and craft exhibits, truck and tractor pulling, rides, and entertainment. Many community fairs offer outdoor food stands – with all my favorite foods, especially the cotton candy!

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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 hanh hygiene for contact lens wearers
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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Hand Hygiene
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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Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered
Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered

7/25/2018

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene, which includes washing your hands with soap and water and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, like PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, is one of the most important measures we can all take to reduce the spread of germs that can cause illness. Yet, oftentimes, questions may arise around using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. With that in mind, we have taken the most common questions and answered them for you.

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