Table 1

Label recommendations for application of four different 62% ethanol foams, their mode of application in the study with 14 subjects per type of application, and mean weight and mean drying time.

Foam

Label recommendation

Mode of application

Weight of the applied amount of foam (mean ± stdev)

Time to dry (mean ± stdev)


Alcare plus

Dispense a palmful (golf ball) in one hand. Spread over both hands up to one-half inch above the wrists. Rub vigorously.

Apply a golf ball-sized amount of foam using a golf ball as reference, rub into both hands

3.09 ± 0.63 g

103 ± 34 s


Apply a golf ball-sized amount of foam with no reference golf ball, rub into both hands

2.56 ± 0.81 g

78 ± 30 s


Avagard Foam

Apply sufficient amount to thoroughly wet all surfaces of hands and fingers. Rub onto hands until dry.

Apply a golf ball-sized amount of foam with no reference golf ball, rub into both hands

1.99 ± 0.93 g

60 ± 30 s


Bode test foam

Not available.

Apply a golf ball-sized amount of foam with no reference golf ball, rub into both hands

2.16 ± 0.52 g

80 ± 34 s


Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer

Place enough product in your palm to thoroughly cover your hands. Rub hands together briskly until dry.

Apply a golf ball-sized amount of foam with no reference golf ball, rub into both hands

1.98 ± 0.42 g

57 ± 18 s


Pump applicator three times and rub into both hands

1.78 ± 0.04 g

37 ± 10 s


Pump applicator four times and rub into both hands

2.38 ± 0.05 g

63 ± 19 s


Kampf et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:78   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-78

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