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Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump Bottle, Moisture Therapy (old formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump Bottle, Moisture Therapy (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Pump Bottle, Moisture Therapy (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGANCE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ETHYL ALCOHOL ( ANTIMICROBIAL)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Ethyl Alcohol (62% Antimicrobial), Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Alumina, Isopropyl Myristate, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Amino Methyl Propanol, Fragance

Directions from packaging:

Place enough product in your palm to thoroughly cover your hands. Rub hands together briskly until dry. Children under 6 years of age should be supervised when using this product. Do not store above 110°F (43°C). May discolor certain fabrics or surfaces.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Keep away from fire or flame. For external use only. When using this product, do not use in or near the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask doctor if irritation or rash appears and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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