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.
Myth #2: "Hand Sanitizers Create Supergerms"
Truth: The Use of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer does NOT Create Supergerms.
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).


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.
Myth #5: "Alcohol and Non Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are the Same"
Truth: The formulation matters, not all sanitizers are the same.
Myth #6: "Hand Sanitizers Contain Triclosan, Which is Found in Antibacterial Soaps"
Truth: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Does NOT Contain Triclosan.


Myth #7: "Frequent Use of Hand Sanitizers Dries Out My Hands".
Truth: PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Maintains or Improves Skin Condition.
Dr. Jim Arbogast Debunks 7 of the Most Common Myths About Hand Sanitizers
Dr. Jim Arbogast Debunks 7 of the Most Common Myths About Hand Sanitizers