PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer

FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash (HCPHW)

Efficacy Testing Requirements
Developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), this test is the required standard of efficacy established by the FDA. It is used to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents designed for frequent use at reducing transient bacterial flora on hands.

The FDA requires that antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents achieve a 2-log10 reduction at Application 1 and a 3-log10 reduction at Application 10.

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Studies have proven that using an alcohol based hand sanitizer as an infection control strategy in a hospital setting reduces infection rates by 36%.1

1. Use of alcohol hand sanitizer as an infection control strategy in an acute care facility. Hilburn J, et al Am J. Infec Control 2003; 31:109-16

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