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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 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.

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PURELL ES6 hand sanitizer dispenser being used at airport baggage claim
3 Reasons Why Ethyl Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are More Effective

5/13/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Nearly all PURELL® hand sanitizing products are ethyl alcohol-based for one very simple reason: alcohol is the most proven effective germ-killing agent for use on skin. So it’s no wonder that when the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges frequent handwashing, the internationally-respected health organization adds that, “If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.”1,2

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PURELL CXR handwashing in restroom
#WashYourHands: It Could Help Save Lives

5/5/2020

By Marla Dalton, CAE, PE, IOM

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

If everyone routinely and thoroughly washed their hands, an estimated one million deaths each year could be prevented around the world. At a time when scientists and public health authorities across the globe are working to develop new diagnostic tests, vaccines, and treatments to control the current pandemic, it is particularly important today, on World Hand Hygiene Day, to remember that the simple act of proper handwashing can help save lives.

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Nurse using PURELL SMARTLINK Integrated Monitoring Solution
Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Formulation Matters for Safety and Efficacy

5/1/2020

By David R. Macinga, Ph.D.

Product Development & Regulatory Affairs Vice President, GOJO Industries

During a public health emergency like this, when hand hygiene is a primary tool in keeping the public healthy, our first priority is getting safe and effective hand hygiene products to those who need them most. This includes hand sanitizer.

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Handwashing at home
Healthy Hand Habits for Everyday Life at Home

4/14/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

While we continue to spend more time at home during this unprecedented pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to pay attention to the key moments throughout your day that you and your loved ones should be washing or sanitizing your hands. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to kill germs that may cause illness.

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CDC Life is Better with Clean Hands
Let’s Celebrate with Clean Hands!

10/15/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15, an annual reminder of the importance of handwashing and hand sanitizing. At GOJO, we know one of the most important measures to prevent illness and infection is through effective hand hygiene. In honor of Global Handwashing Day, we’ve partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Staples to collaboratively improve the health of our communities, through improved hand hygiene education.

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