Denaturants to Deter Misuse
PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer contains denaturants, which are unpleasant-tasting ingredients that make the products undesirable to drink. According to the FDA, young children, especially toddlers, may be attracted by the pleasant smell or brightly colored bottles of hand sanitizer7. Using denaturants helps ensure hand sanitizer is not accidentally consumed or ingested.
Hand sanitizer should never be ingested, but it can be used safely on hands by everyone, including those who are pregnant and children (although you should always supervise children younger than 6).