Purell Sued For Claiming Hand Sanitizer Prevents Flu, Ebola

By Kevin Stawicki (February 3, 2020, 3:25 PM EST) -- The maker of Purell made claims that its hand sanitizers can prevent diseases such as the Ebola virus and the flu despite a lack of scientific evidence backing up those assertions, according to lawsuits filed across the country.

Gojo Industries Inc. was sued in New York federal court Friday by consumers seeking to represent a nationwide class claiming the Ohio-based company violated consumer protection laws by marketing its Healthcare Advanced Hand Sanitizer product line as effective in reducing the spread of norovirus, preventing the flu and potentially even battling the Ebola epidemic.

"The products are unable to provide the outcomes promised...

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