PURELL was invented in 1988 by GOJO to meet the needs of their customers – healthcare providers and restaurants who were looking for ways to reduce the spread of germs. Healthcare workers needed a way to kill germs on their hands when they couldn’t get to soap and water. And restaurants were looking for ways to kill germs on hands to reduce the risk of food contamination.
PURELL was a great success, not only because it was effective at killing 99.99% of most common germs, but because it was convenient, gentle and a pleasure to use. PURELL dispensers and bottles could be placed anywhere, so hand hygiene was no longer restricted to the confines of a sink. People enjoyed using PURELL because it was refreshing and gentle.
Soon the popularity of PURELL grew. People who used it at work also thought it would be great to use when they were at home or on the go.
In 1997, PURELL was made available to consumers, forever changing the way the world stays well. PURELL soon became America’s #1 hand sanitizer and a significant part of popular culture.
Today PURELL remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. It defines the hand sanitizer category and is the brand most preferred by doctors, professionals and consumers everywhere to safely clean and refresh their hands.
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