Germ-X


Germ-X

Germ-X is the brand name of a line of antibacterial and antimicrobial products marketed in the United States. Germ-X products include instant hand sanitizer gels, foaming hand soap, and soft wipes. Germ-X products are manufactured by Vi-Jon Laboratories, based in St. Louis, Missouri.

The active ingredient in Germ-X hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol. The active ingredient in Germ-X hand soap and soft wipes is benzalkonium chloride. The brand's advertising slogan is "Kills 99.99% of germs".

Vi-Jon cites the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) October 20, 2005 Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting as proof of Germ-X's effectiveness. [ [http://www.germx.com/news_detail.aspx?id=12 Germ-X press release] ] [Dr. Sally Bloomfield, Ph.D, speaking at the FDA Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting, October 20, 2005. [http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/05/transcripts/2005-4184T1.pdf Transcript] (PDF), pages 237–248.]

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There are various scents for Germ-X hand sanitizer, one of which is "lavender & chamomile". It comes in a clear bottle with a purple pump. The sanitizer itself takes on a purple hue.

References

External links

* [http://www.germx.com/index.aspx Germ-X Official Web site]
* [http://www.vijon.com/ Vi-Jon Laboratories]


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