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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
June 17-DALLAS -- Researchers now show a link between schools that use (appropriate) hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in the classroom and a decrease in absenteeism, NBC 5 reported.The study conducted at Children's Hospital in Boston shows fewer students missed class because of gastrointestinal illnesses when classroom surfaces were properly sanitized and student had ready access to hand sanitizer."Implementing is key. There has to be a continuous effort in terms of the teachers, (and) the school nurses, to remind these measures," said Octavio Ramilo, professor of pediatrics at Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Click on the post title link--an enlightened person posted an insightful comment regarding the distinctions between various hand sanitizer formulations on the NBC affiliate's website
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Friday, June 13, 2008
Detroit Tigers Raise Their Hands: Comerica Park Installs Hand Sanitizer Kiosks-Using Alcohol-Free Formula
Comerica Park is the latest major sports arena to introduce CleanMedia's "Sanipost" hand hygiene kiosks throughout the complex. The 5ft tall devices are noticeable to all, and are delivering Soapopular's alcohol-free hand sanitizer formula to 40,000 fans per game--courtesy of MGS Soapopular
Jun 12, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two million.That's how many school days children across America miss each year because of illness according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Exactly why programs that encourage hand washing coupled with implementation of appropriate hand sanitizing products (remember--many schools are BANNING ALCOHOL-BASED products and seeking out alcohol-free alternatives)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Whether this is a topic of real concern, or a ploy by a commodity trader to cause the price of tomatoes to drop remains to be seen. But what everyone has seen: ongoing recommendations to use proper hand hygiene, including the "when washing with soap and water isn't convenient, we recommend hand sanitizers.."
And every time we read that or hear it--we're obliged to say "if you're going to use a hand sanitizer, why in the world would you choose a product that causes the skin to become dry/irritated (and actually destroys skin cells that protect against bacteria), is flammable, toxic, and while destroying your skin, will also destroy industrial floor wax? Sounds nuts!
But its merely a matter of spreading the word: when spreading on a hand sanitizer--read the ingredients and the product claims and go with an alcohol-free product that is not only proven effective against a wide variety of pesky pathogens (including various strains of Salmonella, as well as MRSA, C.diff, Hepatitis) but is safer and friendlier to the skin-read the ingredients...
We still like the most popular brand on the market (yes, its called Soapopular)--aside from being available at leading retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, we're told its the #2 hand sanitizer on Amazon.com and also the #5 in the 'antiseptic' category on Amazon.com ..Company execs say that over the past 3 months more than 250 schools across the US now have the product in hand (along with the company's wall mount dispensing systems)..Oxygen Magazine's August 2008 edition (on newsstands now) is the latest health-oriented publication to give this product a thumbs up..
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Excerpt from recent article courtesy of McKnights.com, the publication serving the long term nursing care industry.