Research Study Supports a 30-day Sanitiser Regimen

Here are the results of a University of Arizona study that evaluates the impact PURELL® Advanced has on germs in homes.

Purpose:

University of Arizona researchers conducted a study to a) track movement of  germs in homes of families with children and b) understand the impact of hand sanitiser, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitiser, on reducing the transfer of germs to other household members.

Methods:

  • In each household, the hands of one adult member was contaminated with germs
  • After 8 hours the hands of each family member and 20 frequently touched surfaces in the home were sampled to determine the amount of germs

Results:

  • Germs were detected on common household surfaces and the hands of every household member, inoculated or not.
  • When hand sanitiser, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitiser was used, there was a significant reduction of germs on hands of about 99%
  • Similar reductions were found from transfer of hands to household surfaces of 97 to 99%

Conclusion:

This study shows that the use of hand sanitiser, such as PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitiser should be used as part of good hand hygiene, however soap & water still play an important role.

Read the full study on the publisher's website.

 

1. Food and Environmental Virology June 2014, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 140-14