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No. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations do not allow the use of triclosan as an active ingredient in "leave on" products like hand sanitizer. PURELL hand sanitizer products do not contain triclosan.
No. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is purportedly linking exposure to triclosan with potential muscle function impairment in animals.
Some media reports about the study have inaccurately associated triclosan with both hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations do not allow the use of triclosan as an active ingredient in "leave on" hand sanitizer. PURELL hand sanitizer products do not contain triclosan.
Since PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer was introduced to consumers in 1997, it has helped millions of people stay healthy by reducing bacteria on their skin. PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of the most common germs that may cause illness.
PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer contains bitter, unpleasant-tasting ingredients that make it undesirable to drink. We add the unpleasant taste to all PURELL products to discourage ingestion. Filtering the alcohol from instant hand sanitizer gel, as described in some media reports, does not remove the bitter, unpleasant taste.
While the news of any product abuse is disturbing, reports of accidental or intentional ingestion have been rare in the 24 years that PURELL products have been used by consumers, schools, hospitals, restaurants and other businesses.
Labels on all PURELL products provide instructions to follow in the event of ingestion. Label instructions state: "If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away." PURELL formulations are safe and effective when used as directed and an important resource for reducing the spread of germs.
Alcohol is a common ingredient found in many consumer products, including mouthwash, cough syrup, fragrances and vanilla. We encourage parents to talk to their teens about the dangers of any type of product misuse.
Consistent with best practices for all products used around children, always supervise PURELL use by children under six years of age or those whose judgment may be impaired.
The benefits of instant hand sanitizer for safeguarding public health are well-documented in many settings. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are recommended by numerous leading health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), to fight the spread of germs.
Labels on all PURELL® products provide instructions to follow in the event of ingestion. Label instructions state: "If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away." PURELL formulations are safe and effective when used as directed and an important resource for reducing the spread of germs.
As with all over-the-counter products, it is important to use PURELL® products properly and according to the instructions on the label: wet hands thoroughly with product, and briskly rub hands together until dry. Adults should always supervise children in the use of the product.
Germs live all around us. Our bodies are covered with germs that help us stay healthy. These are considered "good" germs and, since they reside on the body, are referred to as resident germs. In addition to the good germs, we are also exposed to ones that we pick up from contact with other people or objects. These are called transient germs. It is these germs that are often responsible for making you sick. Similar to washing your hands with soap and water, PURELL® products reduce some of your resident germs while killing the transient germs. However, in both cases, your body quickly regenerates your resident germs which are generally harmless and actually important for healthy skin.
The alcohol content in PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer is at a level which safely and effectively reduces the level on hands of the most common germs that may cause illness. Using alcohol based instant hand sanitizers, when soap and water are not available, is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations.
Laboratory testing has never shown alcohol-based hand sanitizers like PURELL® to lead to bacterial resistance. There is no evidence that organisms adapt and become immune to the active ingredient in PURELL® products. Once your hands are rubbed dry after application of PURELL®, the alcohol has evaporated completely. PURELL® leaves no harmful residue. A small bit of emollient (skin conditioning agent) is left on the hands after use to leave your hands feeling soft and refreshed.
If used as directed, which is to apply enough PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer to thoroughly wet hands, a consumer can get 29-30 uses out of a 2 fl oz bottle.
Practicing good hand hygiene is especially important:
After using the bathroom
Before eating or drinking anything
Before and after handling raw foods, fish, poultry, or eggs
After using a public phone
After riding public transportation
In schools and day care centers
After changing diapers
When one is sick
After shaking hands
After sneezing or coughing
After touching an ATM, elevator buttons or escalator handrails
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty. The CDC recommends that children in school may use alcohol-based hand rubs as an alternative to handwashing.