If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember the commercials for the now defunct National Airlines with gorgeous “stewardesses” (now known by the politically correct description, “flight attendants”) exclaiming, “FLY ME!” Provocative. Here’s what one of those commercials.

Gen-Xers, Millennials and now even GEN-Z-types have no knowledge about how we dressed ourselves when we went out in public in the days of dinosaurs. So here’s a quick time-capsule.

Once upon a time, people dressed-up to go to their local house of worship, and wore suits and ties to ball games as late at the ‘70s! When people flew inplanes, they wore their Sunday best. Suit and tie for men (with fedora hats) and fancy dresses for the women-folk. Kids were even decked-out like it was the Easter parade.

Today, people come to funerals in flip-flops.

But, back to air travel. There’ve been several stories lately concerning your health while on a plane.

For years we’ve heard the air in the cabin is just recycled, allowing perhaps hundreds of passengers to breath in the molecules that can cause you to get a cold or worse just hours after flying.

There was a recent story about a measles outbreak after traveling on a plane; complete with warnings from health officials.

The germ nightmare has only begun. You better get a bottle of safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer ready, because we now find out that you might want to re-think where you sit on a plane.

According to a new study, there may be advantages to sitting by the window, notwithstanding being squashed by two exceptionally large people sweating profusely and screaming at each other in the middle and aisle seats. Read the report here.

Recently, I flew from Philadelphia to L.A. Even before we took off for the friendly skies, and during the entire flight, a woman in the aisle seat directly next to me was sneezing at a pace that would have made a viral YouTube video had I thought to whip out my phone.

This was just before the height of this year’s flu season. I swore that I would have what she had soon. I didn’t, thankfully.

But I almost asked the stewardess…uh…flight attendant to allow me to switch seats; but the plane was full. I could see by the look on other passengers’ faces that they were petrified to be sitting anywhere near this woman.

So, as always, I reached for my small bottle of safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

Even though I wasn’t touching her directly, her germs were flying through the air faster than a speeding bullet. Those bacterial germs must have landed on any and all surfaces within 10 feet of her projectile sneezes. I wish I had a facemask – anything to avoid even breathing in her water droplets by having them filtered before they hit my mucus membranes.

I quickly surmised that I better use my safeHands® to at least protect myself if any of her goo got on the surfaces of my arm rests, food tray (yeah, like they serve food on my cheap flight) or anything else I might touch.

I guess the moral of the story isto pleasewash your hands as much as possible. When you can’t, at least attempt to protect the germs that can land on your hands by using a product that won’t combust, like those ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers could potentially do if someone lit a match next to you. We get other people’s bacteria by simply touching our noses, eyes or mouths with our hands.


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The time to get out of the home more — unless you’re digging out from the latest Nor’easter, which seems to be on an endless loop for the northeasternheavily-populated states.

Here’s an instant primer on what not to touch while you’re outside of your abode.

In a polite way – pretty much – everything.

Face it, people are slobs. Not everyone; but excessively many.

Here’s my semi-annual observation of people who use the men’s room, or whatever “they” call it today.

Most males like to get a “grip” of the situation to shake “things” up;then walk directly to the exit, touching the handle with the very same hand used just seconds prior.

Wait, what?Men DO that?

Yep! I see it virtually every time I use a public facility.

Biologically, I comprehend the need to shake.

And women are not absolved from their sometimes sickeningbehavior when it comes to lavatory habits, so my wife tells me.

Why is it so difficult in 2018 for reportedly civilized humansto wash their hands?

Here’s an article stating a Michigan State University study discovered 66% of Americans claim they wash their hands after utilizing a public bathroom – two-thirds.

I don’t believe the percentage is that high!People say they do it; but my guess is they declare it so the analysts don’t think you’re aNeanderthal, or troglodyte.

From where I stand (chuckle) the signs can’t be big enough in restrooms nationally to remind everyone to wash hands after doing your business. Maybe a lightning bolt should strike them if they don’t. I’m jesting, sorta.

There should be a federal law forcing all public rest facilities to post a huge flashing sign telling people to wash hands after using the rest room – and not just employees.

I’ve never understood why onlyemployees must wash hands.

It’s MY business when you don’t wash your bacteria-filled hands, because I was in a hospital for about one full year (over the course of five long years) due to repeatedly contracting a wicked bacterial bug called MRSA after each hospital stay.

A nurse, aide, doctor, room-cleaner or visitor likely had that staph infection on their hands or clothing and transmitted the SUPERBUG to me!

I’m still angry. Five years of my life –practically halted, needlessly.

Then I learned how to protect myself better with safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer that kills 99.99% of bacteria; including most that can kill you.

I’m not alone. This article is a must read.

You can find a plethora of information online about just HOW to wash your hands; the most effective way to ensure you are as germ-free as possible.

And then, you must use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand for even more protection.

Why not one of those ALCOHOL-LADEN products? The reasons are numerous. Read exactly why here.

So next time you feel the need to notwash your hands (and then use a 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands®) think about how others canbe potentiallydeathly affected by your lack of thought.

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