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Hand Sanitizers/purell/germx-gluten-free?

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Hi Guys,

Anyone know if the alcohol-based hand sanitizer Purell (that DOES have Vit E in it) is gluten-free? The GermX company could not confirm the source of their Vit E, so not sure if gluten-free. I can't seem to get through to a person at Purell and their web-site doesn't answer this. We practically drink this stuff (kidding) in our program at school to avoid catching everything every teen brings in. I just realized I may be glutening myself. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

lisa

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gosh, I don't know! We use that stuff like crazy around here too... (me when I'm doing chair massages and my daughter at school cos she's in first grade)

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gosh, I don't know! We use that stuff like crazy around here too... (me when I'm doing chair massages and my daughter at school cos she's in first grade)

Thanks, Nini.

I know something is getting in and I'm just wondering if it's that because I practically bathe in it during the day at school (a bit paranoid about germs since having pneumonia 3 years ago)

I'll try the company again when I have time and let all know what they say.

lisa

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I also use purell like a madwoman. i did hear once it was gluten free. i think on delphi forums


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Neither Purell nor Germ-X are listed on Delphi's most recent list.

I'm wondering at the status too. I use Purell all the time. (Phone call time!!)

Ingredient list for Purell:

water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, and tocopheryl acetate

Active ingredient Purpose

Ethyl Alcohol 62% w/w Antiseptic

With Aloe:

Inactive ingredients

water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, aminomethyl propanol, fragrance, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate, FD&C yellow no. 5 (tartrazine), and FD&C blue no. 1

Active ingredient Purpose

Ethyl alcohol 62% w/w Antiseptic

Questions?

call 1-888-4PURELL (1-888-478-7355), weekdays, 9AM - 5PM EST

Germ-X

Active Ingredients

Ethyl Alcohol 62%

Inactive Ingredients

Carbomer, Fragrance, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water

With Aloe:

Active Ingredients

Ethyl Alcohol 62%

Inactive Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Carbomer, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Fragrance, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water.

You can contact the Germ-X® team by using the information below.

US Headquaters

8515 Page Ave.

Saint Louis Missouri 63114

Tel: 1-866-MY-GERMX

Hope that helps! :D


EnteroLab test positive for gluten intolerence and 2 gluten intolerence and celiac genes

DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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Ingredient list for Purell:

water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, and tocopheryl acetate

Active ingredient Purpose

Ethyl Alcohol 62% w/w Antiseptic

With Aloe:

Inactive ingredients

water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, aminomethyl propanol, fragrance, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate, FD&C yellow no. 5 (tartrazine), and FD&C blue no. 1

Active ingredient Purpose

Ethyl alcohol 62% w/w Antiseptic

Questions?

call 1-888-4PURELL (1-888-478-7355), weekdays, 9AM - 5PM EST

Germ-X

Tiffany,

Thank you. But it's the Tocopherol- Vit E that's in question. Germ X will not confirm its source- I talked to a Lab person, they don't know if it's from wheat germ or soy and I've watched my life tick away while waiting for a real person to talk to at Purell. I will try again when things slow down for me, but that's gonna be awhile! Let ya know. Thanks all for your replies!

lisa

Active Ingredients

Ethyl Alcohol 62%

Inactive Ingredients

Carbomer, Fragrance, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water

With Aloe:

Active Ingredients

Ethyl Alcohol 62%

Inactive Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Carbomer, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Fragrance, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water.

You can contact the Germ-X® team by using the information below.

US Headquaters

8515 Page Ave.

Saint Louis Missouri 63114

Tel: 1-866-MY-GERMX

Hope that helps! :D

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Well, I guess we can just use the ones without the Vit E?? Hm...I wonder if it is pharmaceutical grade, because if so, then it is triple distilled, and should be very gluten-free........


EnteroLab test positive for gluten intolerence and 2 gluten intolerence and celiac genes

DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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