EWG scientists reviewed Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Spray Pen for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Spray Pen is 6.
|Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|TOCOPHERYL ACETATE||Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|GLYCERYL LAURATE||Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
ETHYL ALCOHOL ( ANTIMICROBIAL)
|Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
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