Carry Around Hand Sanitizer

Now that we’re done with the political conventions, it’s time to speak the truth.

And I’m here to do just that.

Now that he’s a lame duck, President Obama recently said in an interview that the best advice former President George W. Bush gave him was to “Always carry hand sanitizer.” See it here. 

And some thought DUBYA was a dope. Nope.


Imagine all of the hands you have to shake when you’re the leader of the free world.

Now, think about all of the hands you have to shake during the course of a day. As a person in the media, I have to glad-hand all the time and suck-up to people who have the potential to land me the next golden gig. I attend radio conventions, symposiums, conferences…all just an excuse to eat rubber chicken and get a free letter opener or flashlight.

But in all seriousness, what Bush SHOULD have told Obama was to use an alcohol-free hand sanitizer; and not just ANY alcohol-free product.

Here’s why.

Safehands® uses a patent pending delivery system. The proprietary chemistry distinguishes safeHands® products from competitive products because it enables significant “microbe killing power,” working with the natural oils of the skin while remaining gentle to skin and nails.

Now here’s where people who use hand sanitizers WITH alcohol or ethanol are making what I consider a mistake.

Sure, those alcohol-based products will kill germs; but they can also damage your skin if you use those frequently (ask a nurse) making hands red, dry and irritated.

And because of that, for some people, repeated use of those alcohol-based sanitizers may become less effective over time.

Here are some more reasons to use safeHands®:

  1. It is the only alcohol-free hand sanitizer subjected to extensive independent Human Subject Testing at a major U.S. university, where it was established that safeHands® is more effective with frequent use than alcohol based products.
  2. SafeHands® is soothing to the skin and safe for multiple daily usages.
  3. The safeHands® sanitizer does NOT contain standard emollients because these would interfere with the germ killing power and would leave residue on the skin that could actually gather germs!
  4. It’s not sticky (as are other alcohol-free products) and also evaporates quickly, resulting in a “good-feeling product.
  5. SafeHands® is made in the U.S.A. at a manufacturing facility that has passed an F.D.A.-level quality audit.

Those are just some of the reasons to use safeHands® non-toxic and non-flammable hand sanitizer.

This is the season for many outdoor activities, including mass demonstrations and music festivals. Sometimes, there are unsanitary conditions when you’re outside with big crowds. 

Remember, the best advice George W. Bush gave to President Obama was to carry around a hand sanitizer.

My best advice is to carry around safeHands® wherever you go this summer.

Get safeHands® here. 

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In the words of another former President Bush, “Read my lips.

Spread the word, NOT the germs.


safeHands Supports Global Hope India

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July 7, 2016

Dear Safe Hands,

Thank you for your contribution of alcohol free hand sanitizer to Global Hope India! Your supplies will directly benefit orphans and vulnerable children and adults in India.

A short-term team of volunteers will take the donated supplies and distribute them in cooperation with GHI’s partners. These Indian partners serve local populations with limited access to healthcare services and supplies.

GHI believes that we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to others. Your donation empowers our partners in India to bless others by meeting practical needs as they work to empower and train the next generation of leaders.

We are in the process of making a contribution page of every that has donated, and hope to put your organization on that page. If you would like a tax- deducible receipt, than email me the amount spent on the products and we will get one to you. For tax information, please see below. We are so grateful for your contribution and hope to partner with you again!

Sarah Hitchings
Public Health Intern


With that headline, you might think this is going to be some political rant about race and/or police issues.

But sit down and chillax please.

I don’t share my views about that publicly in print or social media. 

But I will share my views about how unclean our so-called civilized society can be.

You would think that most healthcare professionals would be more concerned about the cleanliness of their hands. I believe many do. But healthcare observers had to come up with a new way to monitor the cleanliness of hands, or lack thereof. This is a must-read. 

It’s heartening that someone finally came up with a way to see exactly which healthcare personnel take enormous care of the way they wash and sanitize their hands before and after they see patients—and the people who don’t. 

If you read the article linked above, you see that they used electronic monitoring of hand hygiene to show the real truth.

I am appalled that they even have to do that in the first place. You would think they ALL would know better.

Think again.

Show me YOUR hands!

If you look at statistics of how infectious diseases are acquired and where, you see just how pervasive this scourge has become. 

As a result, most healthcare facilities now have hand sanitizer dispensers every few feet. I guess they’re there to remind hospital employees that they should actually clean their hands. What a novel idea.  

The problem I see is those healthcare facilities are using the wrong kind of hand sanitizer. They get snookered into using alcohol-based formulations.

The big firms have almost become the de facto sanitizer. And with that, big money including big advertising budgets and agreements with the colossal healthcare giants to have their products displayed prominently.

But, alcohol is toxic. Everyone knows that, right? Wrong.

Alcohol or ethanol is flammable. Everyone knows that too, right? Apparently not!  

Alcohol can also be abused. And your teens know it can be consumed as a means to get a buzz, sometimes with tragic results. Are you aware of that?

Do yourself a favor if you are the parent of a teen or even pre-teen and do a google search about that topic.

And while I have your attention, please read my petition at to get alcohol-based sanitizers banned for sale to minors. Sign the petition here. 

Given a choice, you may want to try a product that is scientifically proven to be just as effective but can’t potentially harm you—plus it feels good on your hands, without drying—unlike those alcohol sanitizers.

I recommend using the non-toxic, non-flammable, effective and totally alcohol-free hand sanitizer called safeHands®. It actually moisturizes as it sanitizes.

Add to that, safeHands® kills 99.99% of germs, just like those alcohol-based products, without the possible toxicity. See the science. 

If you work at a healthcare facility, doctor’s office or any setting that requires hand sanitizing, demand…yes, DEMAND they get rid of the alcohol-laced products.

If you are a nurse, doctor or any kind of aide, you already know that alcohol sanitizers dry your hands. DEMAND CHANGE.

Why on earth are you putting up with that nonsense?

Tell them you want safeHands®. Or, buy it yourself. Find out how to get safehands® here. 

Then, show me YOUR hands!

Spread the word, not the germs.

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A Germ-Filled Eight Mile-High Club

Summertime—and the living is easy.

Many are taking vacations via air and sea. If you do not think about the potential of crashing to earth at 600 mph or sinking in 3,000 feet deep oceans, perhaps you should consider the things you touch when traveling.

Let me focus on just the flight part for this communiqué.

I read a story the other day that described just how repulsive flying in a commercial airliner can be. Read it for yourself; I will wait.

If you fly a lot, or even infrequently, have you ever wondered just how clean the aircraft is when you board?

My wife Andrea is a clean-freak. I always joke she lunges to catch dust before it reaches the table. But after I got so ill with multiple bouts of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) we both became more aware of what lurks on the surfaces of the everyday things we come in contact with regarding our hands.

When we flew from Philadelphia to Chicago and back recently, I was anxious about touching the magazines in front of me, and equally concerned about touching the tray when the flight attendant came around with a can of Coke® that was smaller than my smart phone.

I guess I could have helped write the news article (see the link above) even without being a doctor or a scientist.

Apparently, our fears ARE warranted.

By now you realize you should carry at least a small bottle of the safe and effective alcohol-free hand sanitizer safeHands®; you just never know what lurks on the surface of things you handle.

Aircraft are used for multiple hours, with quick turnarounds at airports to clean out the stuff slobs throw on the floor. People blow their noses, or go to the tiny space called a restroom and touch door handles and even blankets or the seats themselves without adequately cleaning their hands.

As the group The Doors once said, “People are strange.” And many do not think twice about what creeps around on hard surfaces that we can’t see.

The docs in the article said we should be carrying disinfectant wipes to clean seatbelt buckles, trays, etc… I agree.

I advise when you to wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom. Try not to touch the door handle. Use a piece of toilet paper or paper towel to open that slimy little latch.

THEN when you get back to your seat use safeHands®, the non-toxic and alcohol-free hand sanitizer to make sure you’re as germ-free as possible. See the science here.

I am not crazy, but I do take precautions. If you’ve had to spend time in an isolation room at a hospital for three months at a time like I have, you may rethink your hypothesis.

I haven’t forgotten about the recent hoopla about the FDA and their asking questions about the safety of hand sanitizers. But honestly, they are more concerned about the alcohol-based products that many people use. safeHands® uses a tried and true active ingredient without any toxic alcohol.

If you really want to spend some time reading about sanitizer safety, read this scientific memorandum from the American Cleaning Institute®.

Watch what you touch as you join the Eight Mile-High Club this summer.

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Spread the word, not the germs!


The FDA Wants Answers On Hand Sanitizers

By now, you likely have seen or heard about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to find out if hand sanitizing products are safe and effective, and if they are harmful to pregnant women and children.

The FDA is particularly interested in these three active ingredients: alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and benzalkonium chloride.

You also may be aware that I have been trying to get ALL alcohol-based hand sanitizing products to be banned for sale to minors…mostly because they are MADE with ALCOHOL.

Here’s a recent story of why I believe this action needs to be taken by the FDA, even WHILE they study those three main ingredients of sanitizing products. Teen will be teens and will try any means to get high or a buzz.

Know that there IS opposition to banning alcohol-based sanitizers. In the case of the story linked above from Wisconsin, the people at the Wisconsin Poison Control don’t think there are “enough” overdoses to make a big deal about it – despite the fact that over 300 minors did just that last year in that state alone! They claim that because there was a lower number than the year before, there is no need to panic.

If that was YOUR kid in the ER, I bet you would want all alcohol-based hand sanitizing products banned for sale to minors!

SafeHands’® products contain the FDA approved benzalkonium chloride, an ingredient that has been used for many years and is considered safe AND kills 99.99% of germs, just as effectively as those alcohol products. And, safeHands® moisturizes as it sanitizes. 

Approximately 90% of OTHER hand sanitizing products contain alcohol.

Do you want ANY alcohol absorbed into YOUR child’s skin?

SafeHands® does NOT contain any alcohol ingredients.

At safeHands®, we are proud that our products are non-toxic and non-flammable. Don’t light a match right after putting on one of those alcohol-based sprays or rubs.

So perhaps you should make a choice and switch to the product that has shown NO long term issues with frequent daily use.

Buy safeHands® here.

Note: the FDA did not ban any sanitizer. However, they want more information which will be eagerly supplied by the makers of safeHands®.

While I’m at it, I think you should join my initiative to ban the sale of alcohol-based sanitizers due to the great potential for misuse. They’ve done it in Sweden already.

I will keep you in the loop about this FDA request – a story that won’t go away anytime soon.

Parents, please think before you apply any alcohol ingredient onto your child’s skin. And please be aware of the dangers inherent in alcohol-based products that are readily available OVER the counter nationwide.

Please feel free to email me at about what you think about using alcohol-sanitizers vs. the alcohol-free alternatives.

Spread the word, not the germs.