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Air Hand Dryers leave 254% more bacteria on hands

Nov 9, 2009

airdryerFor most of us, we are slightly disappointed to see air hand dryers in public restrooms after washing our hands. Environmental friendly factors set aside, those air dryers are just not as effective as old fashioned paper towels at getting our hands dry.  According to a  study by Effect Measure, an independent group of senior public health practitioners, you may have one more reason to be disappointed to see those dryers – every time you use an air dryer, the amount of bacteria on your hands increases by 254% and on the finger pads by 194%.

Additionally, most of the older hand dryers in use (and even some of the newer ones) have an internal screen that should be changed every 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, most are lucky if they are changed every 1-2 years. This sad reality is not only is a waste of energy, but also keeps more bacteria, germs, and viruses trapped in the dust on the screens, which then is blown directly onto our hands when we dry them.

With the flu epidemic continually gaining momentum, the safety of hand dryers became a major concern at many universities, schools, and other densely populated facilities. At the schools where outbreaks occurred, they became a big enough concern that health department officials ordered them removed and replaced with paper towel dispensers.

If a restroom you use still has a dryer, public health practitioners recommend to wash your hands, skip the dryer, and then dry your hands with napkins, paper towels, etc. in the vicinity.

Lysol IC

Nov 6, 2009

Lysol ICWith flu season in full gear, this is one product that stands to potentially be your new best friend.  This hospital grade disinfectant tops’s list of Products We Love for several reasons:

Effective against the toughest (and most persistent) Viruses & Bacteria
When you disinfect with Lysol IC, you are reducing your risk against HIV-1 (AIDS virus), staph, strep, and salmonella. Additionally, this product is also effective against the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Therefore, when you opt to use this Lysol disinfectant, you, your coworkers, your colleagues, and your customers are more likely to stay healthier, longer.

Its even environmentally friendly!

Sometimes, our most effective products in terms of effectiveness also carry the most potential danger to our bodies. Thanks to the outstanding work by Lysol, they are now proud to say Lysol IC contains no harmful CFC’s and is registered with the EPA.

Extraordinary Value – Concentrated Disinfectant Cleaner
There’s nothing more we love than a great steal and this product is no exception. Lysol IC Quaternary Cleaner comes in a highly concentrated formula, giving you more bang for your buck.

If we don’t have you convinced by now, try it yourself! We completely stand behind it. Visit for low, bulk prices on Lysol IC Disinfectant Cleaner and many other disinfectant cleaners.

How to Prevent Swine Flu during Back to School Season

Aug 18, 2009

Keep your kids smiling all year round with these flu safety tips!

Keep your kids smiling all year round with these flu safety tips!

Kids (and parents!) have one more reason to dread going back to school this year – fear of contradicting the dreaded swine flu (H1N1) virus, especially given the fact the highest number of swine flu cases occurred in those between the ages of 5-24. Luckily, since schools broke for the summer last May, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has learned much more about the H1N1 virus and has published a new list of precautions that if followed, will significantly reduce the chances of another outbreak from occurring and will also keep students (and teachers) safely in the classroom. Follow the steps below to ensure a healthy and happy school year for all:

Stay home for at least 24 hours even after flu-like symptoms disappear
Once the symptoms of the flu disappear (fever, nausea, etc.) remain home for at least an additional 24-hours. Just because you feel 100%, doesn’t mean the flu has disappeared 100% from your body. Give it an extra 24 hours to be safe. Additionally, children under 5 years old and children in high-risk, high-contact facilities (daycare or childcare) should give themselves additional time to fully recover.

Practice good hand hygiene
The quickest and fastest way to spread the flu is through hand contact. Wash hands with soap & water for AT LEAST 20 SECONDS; especially every time you cough or sneeze. Teach your children to sing “Happy Birthday” to themselves twice when washing their hands as a good rule of thumb for a 20-second time frame.

Use Alcohol-based Hand sanitizers
The best hand cleaners are alcohol-based and contain at least 60% alcohol, such as Clorox Instant Hand Sanitizer.  If the school’s policies do not allow alcohol based hand cleaners, alternative sanitizers should still be used, such as Care Wipes Alcohol-Free Wipes, however they will not be as effective.

Wipe ALL surfaces with disinfectants
Keyboards, doorknobs, and table tops are just a few of the most common places the flu virus can be spread from if touched. Therefore, these surfaces should be disinfected routinely. Try Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to easily tackle this important task.

How To: Prevent H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Apr 27, 2009

With the CDC confirming that H1N1 (Swine Flu) has surfaced in over 5 states, everyone is on alert. A mutated strain of Influenza, H1N1 (Swine Flu) is contagious and dangerous if not treated quickly and effectively. However, there are ways to prevent getting sick.

1) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.purell2

2) Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

4) Try to avoid close contact with sick people- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

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ACHOO! Preventing Cold and Flu from Spreading In Your Home

Feb 11, 2009

As cold and flu season rears its ugly head in thousands of home across the US, it’s important to remember that you have the power to stop the cold or flu in its tracks in your home. Here are a few easy, quick tips that can help keep your home germ free, especially during this challenging time of year:


Wash Your Hands
Cold and flu viruses may be spread by indirect contact. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent getting sick, especially if you wash with an Antibacterial Soap. Keeping lots of Hand Sanitizer on hand is also a good bet for preventing illness.

Sanitize Common Areas
Doorknobs, toilets, trashcans, and countertops. These are the areas where germs can lurk and colds can be passed. To stop sickness in its tracks, use a disinfectant like Clorox to rid your home of bacteria, viruses, or other harmful germs. offers a great selection of disinfectants to help you get your home germ free.

Drink More Water
According to, water can help strengthen your immune system, keeping the flu at bay. And if you do get sick, water flushes your system, re-hydrates you and washes out the toxins. An adult should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids each day. If the color of your urine is close to clear, then you are getting enough. If it’s deep yellow, drink more water.


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