Research Study Supports a 30-day Sanitizer Regimen

Here are the results of a University of Arizona study that evaluates the impact PURELL® Advanced has on germs in homes.

Purpose:

University of Arizona researchers conducted a study to a) track movement of  germs in homes of families with children and b) understand the impact of hand sanitizers, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, on reducing the transfer of germs to other household members.

Methods:

  • In each household, the hands of one adult member was contaminated with germs
  • After 8 hours the hands of each family member and 20 frequently touched surfaces in the home were sampled to determine the amount of germs

Results:

  • When only soap and water are used, germs were found on all of the family member’s hands and most surfaces in the home
  • However, when hand sanitizer, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, was used by all family members at least once in an 8 hour day there was a significant reduction of germs on hands of about 99%
  • Similar reductions were found from transfer of hands to surfaces throughout the households (97 to 99%)

Conclusions:

This study shows that use of hand sanitizer, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, can significantly reduce the transfer of germs to the hands, and from hands to commonly touched surfaces within a household

Read the full study on the publisher's website.

 

1. Food and Environmental Virology June 2014, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 140-14