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Statement on Safety and Efficacy of Ecolab Hand Hygiene Solutions

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August 21, 2020

Ecolab is a global leader in infection prevention solutions and expertise. Throughout the world, we provide a broad range of solutions to help reduce the spread of disease, including several hand hygiene products and programs, which helped clean more than 40 billion hands in 2019.   

Now more than ever, clean hands are safe hands. Proper hand hygiene is a critical component to preventing the spread of diseases like COVID-19. (1)

As supply chains and industries moved to quickly address the increased need for hand hygiene solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, product quality and safety are top of mind for customers.

  • Hand hygiene is an important part of the U.S. response to COVID-19. If soap and water are not readily available, the CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. (2) 
  • Ecolab hand sanitizers sold in the US contain at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol, in accordance to the CDC and FDA guidelines. 
  • All Ecolab hand care products distributed in the US follow FDA guidance and stringent manufacturing controls, ensuring that our hand sanitizers are not formulated with methanol or 1-propanol.
  • We have taken extensive measures, investing tens of millions of dollars, to address continuity of supply and ensure our ability to meet customer demand for critically needed hand hygiene solutions to help combat COVID-19. 

"All Ecolab hand care products distributed in the US follow FDA guidance and stringent manufacturing controls, ensuring that our hand sanitizers are not formulated with methanol or 1-propanol."


Ecolab is committed to helping customers address public health issues such as COVID-19 through comprehensive programs that help reduce the spread of disease. Informed by our nearly 100 years of experience in helping to keep hands and critical environments clean, our hand hygiene solutions are integrated into programs that include consultation, training and implementation support to help keep operations running and guests safe and healthy.  

Please refer to the product label for proper safety and use. For more information on how our programs help address COVID-19 and promote public health, please visit www.ecolab.com/coronavirus.  

(1). www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html

(2). www.fda.gov/drugs/information-drug-class/qa-consumers-hand-sanitizers-and-covid-19

 

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