||The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) issued its Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care
Settings, aimed at reducing the growing problem of healthcare-associated
infections. That's where alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help.
Compared to soap and water, they're more effective at killing germs, more
convenient to use and gentler on hands.
CDC study findings:
- Although healthcare workers are urged to wash
their hands between patient contacts, they often lack the time to do so
- Alcohol-based hand rubs reduce bacterial counts on
the hands of personnel more effectively than plain soaps.
- In a majority of studies, alcohol-based hand rubs
reduced bacterial counts to a greater degree than antimicrobial soaps.
- Alcohol-based hand rubs can be made more
accessible than sinks and other hand washing facilities and require less
time to use effectively
- Alcohol-based products caused less skin irritation
and dryness than the soaps used for hand washing.
|2 fl. oz
||4.25 fl. oz.
||Although specifically aimed at
healthcare professionals, the new CDC Guideline is expected to raise
public awareness about the effectiveness of alcohol-based instant hand
In as little as 15 seconds, PURELL kills 99.99 percent of
most common germs that may cause illness. PURELL is specially
formulated to include moisturizers and is convenient, easy to use and
gentler on the hands than soap and water, making hand dygiene compliance
significantly more practical.