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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wal-Mart and Target Join Hands In Promoting Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers

From a news clipping we just picked up...

....As health care and infection control experts remain increasingly vocal in promoting proper hand hygiene as the best way to protect against the spread of easily-transmitted germs and bacteria, the country’s leading retailers are taking notice of a growing trend within what market research firm AC Nielsen says is a $100 million-a-year market for hand sanitizer products; consumers are demanding products that can provide the same germ killing effectiveness as legacy, alcohol-based gels, but without the dangerous side-effects inherent to these products. Towards meeting this demand, major retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target are busy stocking their shelves with alternative, alcohol-free, rinse free hand sanitizing products that have proven to be equally effective insofar as germ killing, yet are otherwise considered safer to use and friendlier to the hands when compared to alcohol-based products that have proliferated in the marketplace during the past decade.

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