Decades of Science Demonstrating the Effectiveness of PURELL™ Products
GOJO is dedicated to developing the safest, most effective hygiene products and is working with the FDA to advance and share the latest science on these active ingredients. The FDA has indicated in the proposed rule that it already has sufficient data for ethyl alcohol, which is the active ingredient in PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, as it relates to reproductive toxicity, bacterial resistance and hormonal effects in addition to others. The FDA has only requested data on long-term daily use for ethyl alcohol.
GOJO has an abundance of safety and effectiveness data, and we will work with the FDA. For example, GOJO has shared with the FDA a study1 from scientists at the University of Cincinnati, which found that even with frequent use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the range of 30 times an hour, the absorption of alcohol was miniscule and similar to that of either drinking a glass of orange juice or eating a ripe banana.