Green Seal Certifies First Hand Sanitizers

March 4, 2021

Green Seal has announced the first round of hand sanitizers to achieve Green Seal certification.

Launched late last year, Green Seal’s latest certification program verifies that hand sanitizers meet strict performance testing requirements and rigorous screening for carcinogens, reproductive toxins, skin irritants, phthalates, parabens, and contaminants. Essity’s Tork Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitizer and Physicians Group Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitizer are the first two products to achieve Green Seal certification.

“Formulating with safer and more sustainable ingredients is vital for a product people apply to their skin dozens of times a day,” said Doug Gatlin, Green Seal CEO. “There is a critical market gap right now where buyers know to beware of toxic or ineffective hand sanitizers but are hard-pressed to quickly and easily identify safer options. Green Seal certification gives consumers, purchasers, and facility managers confidence that they are buying a hand sanitizer that has been independently verified to the highest standard for health, safety, and effectiveness.”