Everything has an expiration date.


And I stumbled onto a story about a guy who wrote about this winter season, when it seems like everyone is sick.

He got a huge (or is the word YUGE?) bottle of ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer (containing 62 percent ethyl alcohol) and noticed that the expiration date was passed.

I read – like you just did – that over time, the effectiveness of the active ingredient lessens; especially if the liquid is not tightly sealed in the case of ALCOHOL. Read about that here.

I may be obsessive, but I check the expiration date on almost anything I put ON my body and IN my body.

Many of you likely do not. Maybe it’s the same thinking of the “five second-rule.” You know, if food falls on the floor, it’s ok to eat it if it’s under five seconds. I digress.

To be fair, even ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizers, like safeHands® brand, has an expiration date on the bottom of the bottle.

I’m simply pointing out that certain ALCOHOL-LADEN products fall short after a certain time. Here’s another explanation of that information; this time from Great Britain.

Remember; everything has an expiration date.

We are currently taking care of my 92-year-old aunt, bless her heart. She often doesn’t have the same hygiene savvy that we have. And she touches surfaces, handles on appliances, doorknobs, etc… The same ones WE touch. You catch my drift.

And we have been known to grab the anti-bacterial wipes to clean up behind her. I’ll admit that.

In addition, we always have a bottle of safeHands® nearby to help when we can’t wash our hands as quickly as we’d like.

Sure, soap and water works if you are diligent in how LONG you wash with the correct technique.

But anytime you need to clean your hands, for example: before eating, after sneezing or coughing, when handling money, after changing diapers, and after handling pets, following your 92-year-old aunt around the house—use safeHands® anytime soap and water are not available.

The product safeHands® is comprised of a proprietary mix of ingredients; with the active ingredient Benzalkonium chloride.

The safeHands® brand has been scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of germs when used properly on your hands – JUST LIKE ALCOHOL – but without the drying properties they inherently possess. See the science behind safeHands® brand here.

I’ve told you how ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers can be abused by kids and adults alike. Check out some of my other blogs on this site here.

Back to safeHands® brand. It is NON-TOXIC, and totally ALCOHOL-FREE.

It won’t become flammable near a fire source, unlike an ALCOHOL-BASED product.

You can’t get drunk on safeHands® like you can with an ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizer.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I had to pick-up from high school two of my four grandchildren earlier in the day of the writing of this blog.


Because schools are a breeding ground for not only bacteria, but nasty viruses like colds and flu.

And we had to bring them to the doctor to get checked.

The school nurse said, “I almost filled up this long sheet today with kids being sick.”

And here I thought they only wanted to get out of taking a test.

Have you watched how kids in school DON’T practice the best hygiene?

It’s almost akin to my aunt’s daily routine, bless her heart…again.

Everything has an expiration date.

I just don’t want MINE to come too soon because of dangerous germs.

Buy safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer here.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.



Here we are right smack dab in the middle of winter.

Yet, this winter, despite much of the nation enjoying unusual warm weather for the end of February, our Emergency Rooms and doctor offices are filled with sick people.

And this flu season ain’t over yet.

By the time you read this, we will be in peak flu season.

Did you know that influenza viruses are usually spread via water droplets rather than touching a surface?

So, when someone sneezes or coughs, and we breathe in those spraying droplets, we can catch whatever virus just flew out of another person’s body. I know, ewwww, right?

Add to that, humans – being imperfect beings – can’t seem to stop putting our fingers in our mouths and noses; and we rub our eyes all the time.

Those viruses and bacteria (germs) just love to become a part of US as a way of surviving in another organism.

We know that washing hands often is likely the most important way to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses.

But what happens when you’re in a situation where you simple don’t have access to soap and water?

You can carry a hand sanitizer, and use it regularly when you can’t get to a sink.

But here is something to ponder.

When you dry your hands, you must open a door to leave a rest room.

Do you know how many people do not wash their hands after using a lavatory? I don’t have the exact percentage, but from my personal observation, it’s an appallingly high number.

Which gets us back to hand sanitizer.

Alcohol-based sanitizers can possibly cause dry skin for some people. It’s not right for everybody.

It’s also flammable. You forgot that, didn’t you? Click here for a reminder of a story from a few years ago, about what can happen in an instant.

Plus, alcohol-based sanitizers can be abused by people (and that includes kids) by ingesting it to get a buzz.

How about teaching your kids by example?

Let your children see you utilize good hand hygiene. Emphasize the importance of hand hygiene at home and in the classroom. Contact your school principal to discuss the impact of illness and absenteeism on academic performance and school funding, and the availability of hand washing facilities, and implementing use of safeHands®, an ALCOHOL-FREE, and non-flammable sanitizer.

Read for yourself just how safeHands® is a better solution to keeping your hands as germ-free as possible.

With safeHands®, you get all the benefits of alcohol without any side effects.

As a company, safeHands® meets all FDA recommended testing protocols for Microbiological Testing, Stability Testing, Preservation
Efficacy Testing, Kill Rate Efficacy Testing, Three Year Bench Testing, Repeat Insult Dermal Testing (Certified by a Board-Certified Dermatologist). Each production run has one test for the active, one for the batch and one from the production run.

That’s the technical stuff that scientists and doctors understand.

Laymen, like us, simply want to know if it works to keep us as free from bad bacteria that wants to potentially kill.

Along with washing hands regularly, using an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® is a wise choice. Like alcohol, safeHands® brand kills 99.99% of germs.

I get comments about my blogs all the time. I respond to what you have to say. Click here to read back issues of my blog. feel free to tell me what’s on your mind regarding hand sanitizers.

These blogs will certainly get you up to speed about making the correct decision when purchasing a hand sanitizer.

If you use safeHands® please tell me what you think of the product. Perhaps I will quote you (with your permission) and give you a shout-out in an upcoming Big Jay’s Big Blog. Share the blogs with your friends and family too. Please blast off an email to me at

If you haven’t tried safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer yet, shop here!

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.



They did it now.

They shot themselves in the foot.

Once the manipulated mainstream media realizes they were responsible, there’s no turning back.

I’m talking about how much press was given to the fact that ALCOHOL-LOADED hand sanitizer products can, (gulp) erase SHARPIE® pen writing.

Yes, it’s that strong.

Wait, what?

ALCOHOL hand sanitizers are so strong, they can ERASE a SHAPRIE® from surfaces. Read this version of the story here.

It was all over the mainstream media, without a thought to just how potentially harmful ALCOHOL sanitizers can be.

They were just following the story about the symbols and the so-called mass usage of the product to erase it.

The mainstream media can’t seem to dig deeper anymore.

Now think about that for a moment.

The very same ALCOHOL sanitizers many of you seem to willingly want to use on your own skin to rid yourself of germs, can eat through a SHARPIE® pen’s ink…and erase it.

Just for the fun of it, read here the ingredients that make up a SHARPIE® pen’s ink.

I am not out to OUT the ingredients of a SHARPIE® product. My issue is what people used to erase it, and to get people to think twice about using an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer.

Now I don’t know about you, but frankly I find a major problem with that fact.

I will not comment on this use of the products.

All I will say is those symbols have no place in the American dialog.

But let’s get back to the fact that it worked.

You do realize that ALCOHOL hand sanitizers are available almost everywhere. That major company (and a few others) did a remarkable job of convincing the unsuspecting that the products can’t hurt you.

But we know differently.

Read this story from a couple of years back. Particularly read No. 3.

After reading that, now do you see why using an ALCOHOL-BURDENED hand sanitizer can be so…foolish?

I know that nurses all have told me (and I ask every one of them I meet) that the ALCOHOL products dry their hands. They should know, as they use them perhaps hundreds of times per day.

ALCOHOL can break down the protective outer layers of skin. And that allows chemicals, found in many ALCOHOL-LADEN products containing parabens to get into the skin easier.

Now then; what do you do to protect yourself from unseen bacteria?

Washing your hands as frequently as possible, especially before and after bathroom use, is certainly to be commended.

And it seems the so-called “experts” seem to agree that if you can’t wash your hands properly, to use a hand sanitizer when you can’t get to a sink with soap and water.

What almost every reporter seems to miss, is that there are alternatives to those ALCOHOL-FUELED products.

The one I use is called safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

If you want more information about how and why it works, don’t just believe me; read the science and testing behind safeHands® here.

On my next subway ride (which is every Sunday in Mid-Town Manhattan) I will bring a SHARPIE® brand marker and write on the advertisements housed behind plastic. Then, I will use an ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer and rub it off.

I refuse to put it on my hands, however.

Once you realize just how potentially toxic those products can be to your health; why-oh-why would you use them?

Babies can get sick from simply from licking their hands when in contact with ALCOHOL sanitizers.

Kids can get a buzz from just the fumes!

Teens drink ALCOHOL hand sanitizers to get a buzz.

Alcoholics have been known to drink it and then blame their resultant bizarre behavior on the product from the ER or jail.

Some people, either mistakenly or on purpose, have been reported using it to SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE!!


That’s because it is COMBUSTIBLE.

If you insist on using an ALCOHOL-DRIVEN hand sanitizer, use it at your own risk.

I’m done.

But my job to get the word out is just beginning to catch a wave.

I warned you.

Mark this day down on your smartphone calendar.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Because it is ALCOHOL-FREE.

Spread the word, not the germs.



Warnings of the dangers of drinking ALCOHOL-BASED sanitizers has been all over the news – again.

I warned you, didn’t I?

I hate being right about this; but I am correct. Read the alarming news report here—one of hundreds crisscrossing around the globe.

Where do we as parents and lawmakers go from here?

I’ve been suggesting that AMERICA adopt some of the legislation done in Sweden, where this epidemic of ingesting ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer reached epic proportions.

In Sweden, they made stores put ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers behind the counter, and check the ID’s of potential buyers; much like we do with cigarettes and booze in the U.S.A. Read here to see what happened in Sweden.

I suggested way back in May of 2016 to enact laws about keeping ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers out of the hands of kids and teens as much as possible.

Let’s face it. Kids will be kids.

Younger children can simply lick some ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizer and be harmed.

Teenagers figured out several years ago that the prime ingredient in ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer is – duh – ALCOHOL; packing more of a punch that vodka products!

If you read the shocking story about how many people end up in the ER because of the easy access of products like these, you hopefully came to the conclusion that SOMETHING has to be done.

We can’t ban everything. That’s absurd.

But we can do our best as level-headed adults and lawmakers to protect people – especially children – by keeping it out of reach for minors to obtain.

I have no problem with having to go “behind-the-counter” for certain products.

We do it for certain decongestants because of the abuse by some people. Read the reasoning here.

We’ve done it for cigarettes for decades now.

ALCOHOL is flammable. Remember the stories you’ve seen and heard about oafs lighting themselves on fire with ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizers?

There IS an alternative, as the brand safeHands® is totally ALCOHOL-FREE – always has been. It was formulated as a safer alternative to the ALCOHOL-BASED sanitizers.

Read about the science behind safeHands® here.

You can purchase safeHands® for you and your family here.

I will continue to be an advocate to get what Sweden did in my state, and perhaps nationwide.

We have lots of problems in this country.

This one deserves attention, because after all, this is largely about our kids – our future.

Many years ago, I leaned toward Libertarian views – leaving people to do what they want without a lot of government intervention.

I don’t like the whole “Nanny-State” thinking generally.

But some things just make sense for government intervention.

This is one of those issues in my estimation.

If you agree or disagree, feel free to contact me anytime at

I would be happy to share your thoughts in a future blog.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.