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Product: PURELL Antiseptic Hand Gel, Hand Foam

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PURELL Antiseptic Hand Gel, Hand Foam

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PURELL Antiseptic Hand Gel, Hand Foam

TOP 3 Benefits:

  • Health & Ecotoxicity
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • No animal testing

Gojo's PURELL Antiseptic Hand Gel, Hand Foam are instant hand sanitizers made of a non-aerosol foaming formula. Products kill most common germs. The patent-pending 70% ethyl alcohol formula is free of florinated octanoic acid-based surfactants, and milder on skin than hand washing. This product is readily biodegradable and no associated with new testing on animals.

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The product is GreenTag LCARate Bronze Streamlined.

The scope of certification includes PURELL Antiseptic Hand Gel, Hand Foam.

Issue of Concern/Red Light Minimised: The product contains Isopropyl Alcohol which is categorised with H225 (Highly flammable liquid and vapour),H319 (Causes serious eye irritation), H336 (May cause drowsiness or dizziness). Alcohol based hand sanitisers are considered flammable and do have potential to catch fire but they don't spontaneously combust. Considering that end users only use a very small amount of hand sanitiser to clean hands every time, the risk of causing fire is very low. The risk is more likely to happen during the manufacturing process and storage. PURELL gel and foam is made by Gojo's factory which is ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics certified. Therefore, the risk level during manufacturing stage is also considered low and Red Light Minimised was raised.

The product also contains Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer which is categorised with H225 (Highly flammable liquid and vapour), H304 (May be harmful if swallowed),H315 (Causes skin irritation), H336 (May cause drowsiness or dizziness),H400 (Very toxic to aquatic life),H410 (Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects). Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is crosslinked polymers which are very large molecules and hard to be absorbed through skin. The maximum concentration of this ingredient for leave-on products is 5% according to Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR). Due to the minimal amount of this ingredient in product, it is confident to conclude that the risk exposed to end users is extremely low. The product is used as hand sanitiser not hand wash so that the release to water stream to cause harm to marine environment is also unlikely. The risk is more likely to happen during the manufacturing stage. PURELL gel and foam is made by Gojo's factory which is ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics certified. Therefore, the risk level during manufacturing stage is also considered low and Red Light Minimised was raised.


Certified under:

Global GreenTag Personal Products Standard V1

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GreenStar® 'Performance v1' Rating Tool Credit:
Consumable Materials

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