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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 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.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer ES4 dispenser
Formulation Counts: Not All Hand Sanitizer is the Same

7/28/2020

By Chuck Crawford, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer

This pandemic has transformed hand sanitizer from a nice-to-have to an essential part of your daily life outside of the home. It hasn’t always been that way. In 1988, our Family Enterprise, GOJO, invented PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, creating a new way for employees, patrons, students, teachers, and everyone else to clean their hands away from the sink to help reduce germs that can cause illness.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer in use
Debunking 7 Common Myths About Hand Sanitizer

7/14/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a role in reducing germs on your hands that may cause illness. In fact, practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled – is one of the most effective ways to kill germs that may cause disease.

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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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