If you even think you are an expert cleaner of your home, your desk at work or just about anything you try to cleanse – Fuhgeddaboudit! And that’s a real word according to the Oxford Dictionary. https://goo.gl/DjLTLY
Germs and viruses are everywhere. GOOD bacteria…BAD bacteria and viruses.
While I’ve been discussing this year’s influenza frenzy in my recent Big Jay’s Big Blogs (I talked about how you MUST wash your hands with soap and warm water, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze and get the flu shot)just breathing in water vapors from a sneezing person or touching your own mucus membranes from an object that contains the virus can give you one of the strains of influenza.
Now that I’ve smacked you upside the headwith my flu advice, let’s talk about just how clean you THINK you are regarding everyday items.
I read way too much. And in doing so, I stumble on hundreds of articles per day about cleanliness and how hand sanitizers can be of help when you cannot get to soap and water.
We all THINK we clean well. After all, you are a good person and you mean well. My wife catches dust before it hits the ground (I might post a video showing that someday) so I know that our residence is as clean as can be; or IS it?
It turns out maybe not – no offense my dear.
Here is an eye-opening article about everyday stuff (especially regarding your young children) that you do not clean as well as you believe. https://goo.gl/Vi3XJ9
Are you sufficiently grossed-out now?
You should be.
Over the course of the last 13 years, I have become an almost maniacally obsessed clean freak. It may seem obsessive on my part, but I think I have that authority; mainly as I almost died due to contracting hospital acquired MRSA, officially known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. https://goo.gl/p1cQ2t
There are a few reasons get MRSA – and many other germ and virus related illnesses – poor hygiene.
We all rub our noses, rubour eyes,and put fingers in our mouths…and all of this usually after touching something that contains aforementioned germs and viruses.
There has been some controversy recently about the use of wipes and antiseptic sprays, and how long their efficacy lasts on surfaces. Read about that here. https://goo.gl/cU9FTN
There IS a caveat about the linked article above. The brand safeHands® 100 ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer DOES kill C-diff; also known at Clostridium difficile. https://goo.gl/ikqNQNYou don’t want C-diff, as many elderly people contract in the hospital…along with MRSA.
Hospitals have FINALLY become hyper-aware of cleanliness. They had to, as many state legislatures mandated reporting infectious diseases acquired in hospitals.
But as you learned earlier, germs and viruses are everywhere.
While safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer does kill 99.99% of germs, it does not kill the flu virus. In fact, NO hand sanitizing product (whether it is filled with ALCOHOL or not) must refrain from claiming it kills the flu.
Frankly, the big differences between 100% ALOCHOL FREE safeHands® and products made primarily of ALCOHOL are listed here. SCIENCE! https://goo.gl/XgDdnN
With safeHands® you get All the Benefits of Alcohol without any Side Effects!
Especially if you have young children or elderly people in your midst, do your best to keep your environment clean. Go ahead, use the wipes, even if they don’t last long as a barrier, wash your hands as often as possible (yeah…especially before and after going to the bathroom, as some of you insist upon forgetting) cover your mouth and use a 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand. https://goo.gl/prn57v
Feel free to reach out via email (I actually reply A.S.A.P) at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.Perhaps you have something I should address in my next blog.
Smart health starts with safeHands®.
Spread the word, not the germs.