Approximately, 11 million U.S. children under age 5 spend an average of 35 hours a week in child care, per some recent data. And the people who take care of them may not always be nearly as aware of hygiene.

On top of that, according to Census Bureau data, one third of young children — or 6.7 million — receive care from a nonrelative on a regular basis, including 4.8 million children who attend an organized preschool or daycare facility. The remaining children are involved in other kinds of arrangements, such as daycare programs based in a provider’s home. This data is courtesy of JournalistsResource.org.

And it’s not cheap to have a child in daycare.

The less money you make, the harder it is to place a child there. Some reports claim that if the family income is less than $20,000 per year, 40% of that income goes to daycare costs.

You would think that daycare of any kind would be aware of their hygiene practices. Heck, at the supermarket, or any restaurant, there is always a sign saying that when workers utilize the rest room, they are commanded (via a dinky sign near the sink) to wash hands before reporting back to their work task.

Yeah…like that happens.
When I read a recent story of some data from the state of Arkansas, I cringed.
If employees don’t do a good job of washing hands where food is served, you might think that it would be better at a childcare center.
You would be wrong if this alarming recent story is accurate. This story is an eye-opener. https://goo.gl/Zv9F8X

The guidelines are clear for all employees who encounter children and babies.

And yet, when recorded on video, it’s all too apparent that a majority of daycare workers either don’t care enough, are too lackadaisical to properly sanitize their hands or simply weren’t trained properly.

In fact, only 22% of the recorded workers washed their hands per instructions that all workers are supposed to comply; an insufficient number by any standard. 22%!!!

And the health consequences could be potentially catastrophic.

Those are YOUR children that you pay (in some cases) a good amount of your income to house your offspring when you can’t be with them.

Am I surprised by all this lack-of-compliance when it comes to hand-washing?

Emphatically, NO!

Let’s face it. We SAY we are living in a civilized society; but when it comes right down to it, many have a lax view regarding good hygiene.

Even healthcare workers can be lax. If HEALTHCARE professionals don’t wash their hands enough as they should, how can we expect lay people (including daycare workers) to do it properly? https://goo.gl/I2pX0F

Which leads me to my mission in life.

Learn how to wash your hands.

Learn when to wash your hands.

Learn that after you wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer.

But (and this is a BIG BUT—no jokes please) please use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizing product like safeHands® brand. Here are the scientific facts about safeHands®. https://www.safehands.com/our-science/

ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers can be toxic, as some people can’t have alcohol on their skin. Ask ANY nurse. They will likely tell you they can’t stand those ALCOHOL brands because they dry hands.

Plus, they are flammable. Who wants to burn alive when a flame gets near alcohol? Not me.

Safehands® is the most extensively tested and leading alcohol free hand sanitizer on the market today. Founded by Doctors, safeHands® meets all FDA recommended testing protocols. safeHands main active ingredient: Benzalkonium Chloride, is FDA approved and kills 99.99% of germs. SafeHands® moisturizes the skin while it sanitizes, even on sensitive skin. There are no long term affects from frequent daily use.

I plead with you, that if you come in contact with children at a daycare center, or even in your own home; wash your hands. See the link above (the eye-opening story) about when you should always wash your hands.

As 2016 comes to an end, I want to thank all my readers and the people who allow me to vent about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – the people who manufacture, sell and distribute safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

Special thanks to Dr. Jay Reubens, the founder of safeHands® for realizing the need to have an alternative to ALCOHOL-laden sanitizers.

Reach me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

Have a wonderful and clean 2017.



During my quest to find the best ways to show you why you need to use ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizers, I stumbled upon a website that featured a picture that made me momentarily lose my mind.

The photograph was so outrageous that I had to share it with my blog readers. Be ready to scream out loud once you see this snapshot that someone had to consciously THINK about using in the article describing what ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers can do besides killing germs on skin.

It’s so appalling, I recommend you place yourself in a sitting position; or perhaps become prone on a bed in case you faint once you see it.

Make sure you have someone in the room with you when you click on this link. https://goo.gl/5sQQIs

I know, right?

Who in their right mind would let what looks like a three or four year-old child use a big bottle of ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizer by themselves?

That’s almost like letting a toddler free to roam through the aisles of a liquor store that gives out free samples.

And this picture (which I linked above) has spread across the internet with lightning speed.

Now remember; I have told you about the possible dire consequences of allowing a child to get a hold of ALCOHOL-laden hand sanitizer.

Those consequences may not be carried out on purpose. A toddler or even an older child could simply begin playing with the substance and decide to lick their fingers, or even take a sip – or more.

The numbers of accidental poisonings utilizing ALCOHOL sanitizers has been rising for years now; almost at epidemic proportions.

Adults AND children are drinking ALCOHOL-laden hand sanitizers; certainly not an intended use. https://goo.gl/sJbKln

The fact that the article featuring additional uses for ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers, should give you immediate pause.

If its strong enough to get rid of pine tree sap, that perhaps got onto the paint or glass of your vehicle as you transported a Christmas tree from a tree farm or purchased at the local fire house; then imagine what it can do to your skin – or better yet – your mouth, esophagus or stomach if ingested?

Here’s another version of the story about using ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers for “other” uses besides killing germs on hands. https://goo.gl/C5TXXf

That’s why I repeatedly tell people to utilize an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand. Here’s the proven and tested science. https://www.safehands.com/our-science/

As a NON-ALCOHOL product, safeHands® brand is NON-TOXIC and can’t ignite if used near a flame source. Those TWO reasons alone should make you think twice about using a product fitting the description of those ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers – ESPECIALLY when a child is involved!!

I can’t be with you to tap on your shoulder to remind you to KEEP those ALCOHOL-laden sanitizers out of the reach of children. Nor can I be with you when you make the purchase of said items.

But I HOPE through my weekly blogs that I am making it sink in just how important it is to use a sanitizer that IS safe; non-toxic and non-flammable.

My hope is that (if nothing else) enough people make noise to the F.D.A. (Food & Drug Administration) and national and state office-holders to at very least, get those ALCOHOL products placed behind the counter; making it harder for kids to get a hold of it.

Another hope of mine is to have YOU participate in the dialog here on the safeHands.com® website. Reach me anytime if you have anything to say at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

You can purchase safeHands® brand foaming ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer here. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health stars with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.



It happened yet again; and won’t be the last time.

Recently, another fool drank a quantity of ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer during an alleged robbery. Maybe the fact that he was reportedly found committing a robbery in the first place should give you a clue about how some people just never learn.

Now that I tantalized your interest, find out just how much this dude drank in Kansas City, MO recently. https://goo.gl/fhYHe6

But this is a bigger issue that needs immediate attention by the F.D.A. and governing bodies all over the world. At least in Sweden, they did something about this matter. https://goo.gl/2dFkBU

The almighty un-fake-news organization, the New York Times even wrote about it not too long ago. Read that mind-blowing story about ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer here. https://goo.gl/Te0UER

How many more kids under six years-old must be rushed to the ER. How many more oafs who just can’t do anything right, have to be treated (usually on the tax-payers’ dime) before we get around to realizing that ALCOHOL in hand sanitizers simply is asking for trouble.

The New York Times article above made it crystal clear. Sanitizers with ALCOHOL contain proof numbers much more than beer; and even more than vodka. Repeat that to yourself for a moment.

So why then is America (and much of the free world) still willing to purchase and use a product that is potentially lethal; and, if misused, can be flammable enough to engulf a human body in flames???

These are questions that I’ve been asking for years now, since I discovered there ARE alternatives that also kill 99.99% of germs WITHOUT all that ALCOHOL. That’s where ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand foaming hand sanitizer comes in. http://www.safeHands.com.

In my mind, it’s a no-brainer.

But people you know don’t seem to care they bought something they thought was helpful; but turned out to be a product that can potentially harm you in several ways.

I am also a realist.

We all buy things that can hypothetically harm us. Many of the cleaning products under the kitchen sink can hurt us IF we misuse the product. Most, if not all those products say on the packaging NOT to ingest it.

Thank lawyers for that; mostly because there ARE stupid people who DO ingest things they shouldn’t.

In fact, there are hundreds of websites showing just how silly some of those warnings are, posted on products. Have a few laughs on me. https://goo.gl/F27Lwa
Most of those are so funny.

But when people are too young to read, and encounter, oh, let’s say, ALCOHOL in a hand sanitizer bottle, and drink it – even by accident – you see how serious an issue this is.

We can’t stop everything bad from happening. But if the F.D.A. (Food & Drug Administration) would simply ban ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizing products from being purchased by a minor, we just might be able to prevent some future tragedies.

It won’t stop a perpetrator from drinking a bottle and a half of ALCOHOL-laced hand sanitizer while committing a crime; but perhaps it will thwart a 13-year-old inquisitive kid from downing it just to get a buzz.

I’ve been screaming about this from the highest mountain top. Well, where I live (in New Jersey) that would be a placed called High Point State Park: elevation 1,804 feet.

I attempted to scream it from the top of the Barnegat Light House on Long Beach Island, NJ…but the local state park ranger wasn’t too pleased.

We must at least understand there IS an issue that’s growing daily. And we CAN do something about it.

From now on, when you are about to purchase an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer, stop; and think it over.

Use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer called safeHands® proven to be effective https://www.safehands.com/our-science/ in fighting the germs you certainly don’t want on your (or your kids’) hands.

Purchase safeHands® here. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health starts with safeHands®.
Spread the word, not the germs!



You wouldn’t drink a drain cleaning product, would you?


I get Google alerts every day for four things.

1. THE BEATLES (Yes, I still love them—and yes, I’m still a baby-booming fab guy.)

2. MRSA (The staph infection thing that nearly killed me 10 times.)

3. RADIO (My profession for the last 47 years—in which I’ve reinvented myself at least 10 times; including my latest venture as the sidekick/announcer for my dear friend, The Late Joey Reynolds Show, heard every Sunday Night Live on 77 WABC AM Radio in NYC at 9pm Eastern, and on 790 KABC AM Radio in Los Angeles at 6pm Pacific time. You can also listen via the iHeartRadio app. It’s a radio show—soon to be available on your video device—that is doing something nobody has done on the radio in years. Entertain.)

4. Hand Sanitizer (Something I truly think would have prevented No. 2 above.)
For the purposes of writing a blog about sanitizing your hands, let’s say that No. 4 is the most important one when I sit down to write these pithy comments about why you should use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

I could write books about my obsession with the Beatles, and all ancillary minutia about the Fab Four; but hundreds of authors beat me to it.

Radio finally is getting help it sorely needs from Joey Reynolds and me on a Sunday night. https://goo.gl/jkfxIm

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) https://goo.gl/wSOLtL is still killing too many people worldwide. And that’s my other mission; to educate people about why that happens.

But while reading the Google alerts about Hand Sanitizers, I noticed something odd. Well, odd from my perspective.

The alerts inform me about various hand sanitizer products on the market, as well as news stories about how some oafs drink it to get drunk, and other oafs who pour the ALCOHOL versions on their bodies, and light themselves on fire.

But the odd thing that struck me—making me run to my laptop to write this blog—was that a good amount of those “alerts” are about how it is FLU SEASON, and how we all should wash our hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, stay away from sick people, get a flu shot, use disinfectant sprays and wipes on virtually everything you touch, never bite your nails, don’t pick your nose, always wipe your feet, never eat liver without onions, don’t go through red lights, stay off my lawn and lastly, use a hand sanitizer. https://goo.gl/bAaTkH

Now that last one is usually telling you to use an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer. Why? Because that’s what the people who MAKE those TOXIC and FLAMMABLE products have spent millions of dollars on convincing you that ALCOHOL is the ONLY thing that kills germs.

BUZZER Sound Effect.

First, there ARE alternatives to ALCOHOL-laden hand sanitizers, like the NON-TOXIC and NON-FLAMMABLE products called safeHands®, proven to kill germs on contact with your hands. Purchase it here. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

Second, why do articles like the one linked above presume that all Americans are knuckle-dragging idiots?

Should everyone cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing?

Should people stay away from sick folks?

Should you wash your hands?

Should you get off my lawn?

Of course, you should. But there are writers for news services who get their marching orders from editors or (Left Wing nanny-state media mavens) to write mundane articles telling you what to do when A, B or C happens.

It happens every year at about this time, when the flu bugs are prancing around trying to enter every orifice on your body.

I suppose I may be guilty of this, as I tell you regularly to NEVER use an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer; while those snarky writers all tell you that you should, because they didn’t DO their homework about how there are ALCOHOL-FREE alternatives that also kill 99.99% of germs. I am trying to wake them up. HELLO!

The brand safeHands®, with a proprietary blend of ingredients, does the job just as well without any alcohol! Shocking, isn’t it? Here’s how it works. https://www.safehands.com/our-science/

Contact me anytime to discuss this or any of my blogs at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

Spread the word, not the germs.

Smart health STARTS with safeHands®.