Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

A few random thoughts this time around about why we need to use alcohol-free hand sanitizers like safeHands®.

My digestive system has been out of whack lately, necessitating runs to the restrooms while out and about in my 2002 Volvo S60 that has over 343,000 miles on the odometer. I know, I am a braggart.

My grumbling belly took me to a major drug store chain, a regional supermarket franchise open late and a convenience store open 24 hours.

In all of the restrooms, there were signs telling EMPLOYEES that before they returned to work, they MUST wash their hands. Perhaps long-haired freaky people should not apply after all!!

Note that it ONLY told employees that they had to do so. And even if they complied, does their manager check to see if they did wash them?

Not likely.

Hey, we are only human and, as such, need reminders of just how important it is to wash hands, especially after using the bathroom. 

One can just imagine how much bacteria is remaining on the hands of people who utilize the facilities while at work; and these people likely handle FOOD after they use the toilets/urinals.

I don’t know if this is fiscally possible, but perhaps every establishment that serves food should have some kind of ultra-violet light device to see just how well employees DO wash their hands.

In Big Jay’s world, if you aren’t clean, you can’t go back to making my seafood delight, No. 2 on the chef specialties menu. There are businesses that sell this type of equipment

Here’s my final point about signs:

Why isn’t there a sign telling EVERYONE to wash their hands after going to the bathroom at every joint that sells or makes food? Duh!!!

Here are some things to know about hand sanitizer – especially the products that contain alcohol products.   

I’m never going to tell you that any hand sanitizer will save you from every germ you come in contact with in the course of your day.

But, with all of the research I’ve seen, I would pick a totally tested product with the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride, like safeHands®.

Some manufacturers of alcohol-free products use different ingredients, proven to not be as effective.   

Just to be clear, the safeHands® active uses a patented delivery system that does not dry skin like alcohol-based products. In addition, safeHands® leaves the skin in much better condition than alcohol-based products. 

The safeHands® brand doesn’t contain standard emollients, because these would interfere with the killing power, and would leave residue on the skin that could gather germs. 

By now, most of us educated consumers know that antibiotics are overused to the level where sometimes they don’t work. Ask me about having MRSA ten times. I know first-hand.

In my last blog, I mentioned to keep your fingers out of your nose. Then I stumble on some stories that are saying what’s IN your nose could kill MRSA, a massive discovery. 

Who knew that boogers could be beneficial?

Now that I’ve grossed out many of you, that was never my intention.

I’m here for one reason only: to give you choices about how you clean and sanitize your hands.

With safeHands® proven to be just as effective (99.99%) about killing germs, and scientifically proven to not dry your hands like alcohol-based products, why would you use anything else?

Here’s how to get your hands on safeHands®. 

I would love to hear your encounters with people you see who don’t clean their hands properly. Get in touch with me at I will get back to you.

Meanwhile, spread the word, not the germs.


Back-To-School Sickening Stories

In between reading news stories recently about some guy drinking a gallon-sized alcohol-based hand sanitizer to get drunk, the toxins spewing from the mouths of politicians and revolting water at the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro with all of the water-based athletes given hand sanitizer – it’s enough to make me gag.

Up until 100 years ago, most people in the world did not know (or understand) why hygiene for hands was so important.

I am sure there are places on the globe that still don’t know.

Until the advent of antibiotics, if you got a very bad infection, you usually died.

That’s the main reason most people back-in-the-day didn’t live beyond their fifties or sixties. Ok, I’ll give you Ben Franklin; He reached age 84.

There was no way to wash hands in most workplaces, even if you worked hauling manure for a living.

But today, the only stories about hygiene that truly resonate with most of you (because how many of you are Olympians or running for President) are about how to keep your kids safe, in and out of your eyesight.

Every back-to-school season, there are slownews-day tips about what’s toxic in your home, including those same alcohol-laden flammable and potentially toxic hand sanitizing products.

And then there are these stories that you SHOULD pay attention to.

As colleges and some K-12 school districts are already back to school (and others across the country will be soon) I’ve also noticed a wave of stories bombarding the airwaves, newspapers (do they still exist?) and online news sites about sending your child to school safely with certain things included in their already too heavy backpacks, especially hand sanitizer.

Parents, please pay attention to those stories.

The only problem I have is that most print writers and TV story producers think the only type of hand sanitizer is made with alcohol.

We know that’s not the case with safeHands®, an alcohol-free alternative that doesn’t dry your hands that can lead to cracks that can harbor germs in skin. If you see stories that tout ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers, contact the writers and tell them safeHands® IS the alternative.

I repeatedly tell you about why safeHands® should be your choice to stuff into that backpack when you send little Noah and Emma back to school in 2016. In case you haven’t seen it in my weekly blog, see the science here.

Add to that knowledge, there is an epidemic of children drinking alcohol-based sanitizers across the world. It will happen again this school year. Stop that in its tracks.

As a smart parent, you know NOT to send them to school with a toxic alcohol sanitizer. You will send them to acquire knowledge with safeHands® which is NON-TOXIC and includes a main ingredient that has been proven to kill 99.99% of germs.

Kids touch everything and don’t think about what can happen when they touch their eyes, nose or even put fingers in their mouths. Why do you think the absentee rate is as high as it is at some schools, even after the first week?

We will surely see news stories about that topic in the weeks and months ahead.

Prevention is so important.

See how you can purchase safeHands® here.

Spread the word, not the germs.

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Don’t Touch That Doorknob or Shopping Cart Handle

During a bathroom run while visiting my local supermarket (the half-moldy produce aisles at this store usually have that effect on me), I noticed something odd on the inside of the door.

They gave two options to get out of the men’s room. One was the usual germ-infested door knob. The other was a piece of a U-shaped metal that allowed you to use your arm to open the heavy door.

At first I was stunned that someone was actually thinking about the safety of shoppers, but in the end, I liked the concept.

Face it. Many people don’t wash their hands after doing their business. I even wash my hands before I go.

Businesses that serve food must have a notice inside telling EMPLOYEES to wash their hands before returning to work. LOL.

Do they really think their employees thoroughly wash their hands before returning to work? Sometimes I see an employee put their hands under the water for a second or two, but to see them spend the recommended 30 seconds with soap and hot water is a pipe dream.

I found a story on the internet the other day that claimed a germ-ridden doorknob can infect an entire building in hours.

Magnify this by hundreds of people using one shopping cart in just a single day. Most markets have hundreds of carts. And they are gross.

Some businesses have sanitizing wipes available to clean the push handle of the cart, but others don’t.

Then, think of how many people use the bathroom, don’t wash their hands, and then touch the wagon. I use the terms shopping carts, basket and wagons to describe the four-wheeled things we push around a store. I have heard these devices called many things in different regions of the U.S.A.

Think of how many people touch meat packages and then use the handle on the basket.

Now remember how unsanitary some people can be when they touch a handle as I’ve described; and then touch their nose, wipe their eye, etc… It’s enough to make you hurl your lunch.

You CAN protect yourself against germs if you use a hand sanitizer; preferably the alcohol-free version called safeHands®. See the science here. 

Sanitizers that use alcohol as their main ingredient can dry your hands and make them more susceptible to cracks in the skin; allowing germs to hide there, making some people not want to use it.

On the contrary, safeHands® encourages repeated use, as this alcohol-free product initially kills 99.99% of germs, but testing also shows that its “kill-rate” is persistent and increases with repeated use. The safeHands® brand kills germs more persistently than alcohol because it preserves the skin’s natural oil, leaving hands smooth and soft.

Supermarkets (also called grocery stores in many areas of our nation) should think about giving each and every employee a bottle of safeHands® to carry with them.

And I would also recommend that YOU take one with you wherever you go – because you never know what is on that door handle or shopping cart.

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