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Debunking the Myths About Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

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There is a lot of confusion and emerging concern around antibiotics, antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers today. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not the same as antibiotics or antibacterial soaps - and they work very differently than antibiotics and antibacterial soaps too.

Check out this myth-busting infographic to learn the truth about alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

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Debunking the Myths About Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

  1. 1. www.PURELL.com/Myth-Busting-Infographic   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths About Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer   Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts HAND HYGIENE 101
  2. 2. MYTH #1 All germs are the same THE TRUTH There are two types of germs: resident and transient   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts
  3. 3. MYTH #2 PURELL® Hand Sanitizer kills all the good germs on hands THE TRUTH PURELL  Hand  Sani-zer  kills   99.99%  of  germs  on  the   surface  of  your  hands,   however  “good”  germs  remain   deep  within  skin  layers  and   quickly  grow  back   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts
  4. 4. MYTH #3 Using hand sanitizer creates antibiotic resistance or supergerms THE TRUTH Alcohol-based hand sanitizers DO NOT cause antibiotic resistance or create supergerms   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts
  5. 5. MYTH #4 Alcohol-based and non-alcohol- based products are the same THE TRUTH Experts like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and Health Canada recommend alcohol- based hand sanitizers over any other type of hand sanitizer1 1  Refer  to  World  Health  Organiza-on,  hGp://www.who.int/gpsc/tools/faqs/system_change/en/;   Health  Canada,  hGp://www.hc-­‐sc.gc.ca/hl-­‐vs/iyh-­‐vsv/diseases-­‐maladies/hands-­‐mains-­‐eng.php;   Centers  for  Disease  Control  and  Preven-on,  hGp://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/hands/handwashing.html       ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts
  6. 6. MYTH #5 Alcohol-based hand sanitizers contain triclosan THE TRUTH PURELL Hand Sanitizer does NOT contain triclosan   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts
  7. 7. MYTH #6 PURELL Hand Sanitizer dries out hands THE TRUTH Formulation matters. PURELL Hand Sanitizer contains natural moisturizers and is proven to maintain skin’s natural condition 2Boyce  JM,  Kelliher  S,  Vallande  N.    Skin  irrita-on  and  dryness  associated  with  two  hand  hygiene  regimens:  soap  and  water   handwashing  versus  hand  an-sepsis  with  an  alcoholic  hand  gel.    Infect  Control  Hosp  Epidemiol.  21:442-­‐448,  2000.t     ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts 2  
  8. 8. Learn more! View the Myth Busting Video Series by GOJO Scientist Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.   ©2014 GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Debunking the Myths #PURELLFacts

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