REDUCE SICK DAYS: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Has Been Shown to Reduce Sick Days as Part of a Hand Hygiene Program By as Much as 50%[1,2]

Illness causes 144 Million missed school days a year[3]. Using PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer can help.

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Hand Hygiene can play an important role in keeping students healthy, productive – and in school. 2X Sanitizing Strength[4]: 1 squirt of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer equals 2 squirts of the other national brands. VIEW PRODUCTS »

[1] "The Importance of Being in School A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public Schools" by Robert Balfanz & Vaughan Byrnes, May 2012. John Hopkins University, School of Education for social Organizations of Schools in partnership with Get Schooled (

[2] Guinan ME, McGuckin M, et al. The effect of a comprehensive handwashing program on absenteeism in elementary schools. AJIC. June 2002

[3] Benson V and Marano MA. 1998 National Center for Health Statistics. Vital and Health Statistics. Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1995. Series 10, No 199. Page 62

[4] Based on comparative study using 1.75 mL of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer product versus 3.5 mL of other national brands with 63% or less ethyl alcohol, and tested in accordance with FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash guidelines. National brands based on 52-week IRI scan data.