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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.

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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Why Ethyl Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are More Effective
Why Ethyl Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are More Effective

4/3/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

There are three leading reasons why an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol is usually your best option.

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