Debunking the Myths About Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

GOJO Scientist Jim Arbogast, Ph.D. addresses these most common myths about hand sanitizers with information you can use and share:

Myth #1: "Using Hand Sanitizer Creates Antibiotic Resistance"

Truth: The Use of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer does NOT Cause Antibiotic Resistance.


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Myth #2: "Hand Sanitizers Create Supergerms"

Truth: The Use of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer does NOT Create Supergerms.


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Myth #3: "All Germs Are the Same"

Truth: All Germs Are NOT Created Equal. There Are Transient Organisms (Illness-Causing) and Resident Organisms (Good Germs).

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Myth #4: "Using Hand Sanitizer Kills All of the Germs, Even the Good Germs"

Truth: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Helps Maintain the Normal Microflora of the Skin.

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Myth #5: "Alcohol and Non Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are the Same"

Truth: The formulation matters, not all sanitizers are the same.


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Myth #6: "Hand Sanitizers Contain Triclosan, Which is Found in Antibacterial Soaps"

Truth: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Does NOT Contain Triclosan.


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Myth #7: "Frequent Use of Hand Sanitizers Dries Out My Hands".

Truth: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Maintains or Improves Skin Condition.
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Dr. Jim Arbogast Debunks 7 of the Most Common Myths About Hand Sanitizers

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Dr. Jim Arbogast Debunks 7 of the Most Common Myths About Hand Sanitizers

 

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