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.

It's Time to Abandon the Hygiene Hypothesis


By Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health reviews the latest evidence showing that the hygiene hypothesis is a misleading and dangerous misnomer. Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene at a time when antibiotic resistance threatens our ability to treat infections, it also hinders the search for ways to reverse the recent dramatic rise in allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. These arguments are set out in a new review summarising the consensus findings of experts who presented at a conference organized by the Royal Society for Public Health and the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene in February 2016.

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How Much Does the Skin Microbiome Change Over Time?


By Julia Oh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Like a forest, plain or desert, our skin has different ecologies. We have oily sites like our face and torso, dry sites like our hands and forearms, and moist sites like our feet and armpits. And all over our skin, we have tremendous numbers of microbes—bacteria, fungi and viruses that make up what is called the skin microbiome.

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Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered
Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered


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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The Do's and Don'ts of Hand Care for Backyard Mechanics


By Diana Costanzo

Sales Vice President - Automotive & Textile

It's time to get out and tinker in the garage. Keep your hands healthy with these tips.

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How Can You Keep Your Hands Healthy During the Winter Months?


By Abel Saud

Director of Product Development and Skin Care Science

Is it possible to keep your hands healthy during the winter months? Here are some simple tips to keep your hands healthy during this time of the year.

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