FOOD ONLY AS SAFE AS THE HYGIENE OF PEOPLE WHO PICK OR HANDLE INGREDIENTS

Contaminated food.  The list is long this summer.

Rather than name them all, YOU scrutinize the roll call ofrecent food impurity; caused by salmonella and other poop-causing bacteria.  Some are national in nature; others are regional products.  This is from the FDA (Food & Drug Administration.)  https://bit.ly/2LptHeg

The safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer might have prevented some of these outbreaks.

Even the frog on Honey Smacks® box is grossed-out.

Four varieties of Pepperidge Farm® GOLDFISH® crackers were pulled because of the potential presence of salmonella.  The fish are swimming back upstream.

This is just the beginning I fear.  Hopefully, all the brands took appropriate measures and no more people got sick.

What IS salmonella, seemingly the main culprit?  Click here for the CDC’s info.  https://bit.ly/2uVAfVc

Read about E. coli here. https://bit.ly/2jIJV0U

There’s aconsistent reason why salmonella, E. coli and other germs are so prevalent.

97% of people don’t wash their hands correctly.

With so many sources where food comes, there are going to be a percentage of people who don’t practice good – or even minimally adequate– hygiene.

Food products are only as safe as the PEOPLE who pick it or handle the ingredients. 

So blame the people who don’t wash their hands properly when handling food. Look into the mirror; it could be you!

The smallest to the most preeminent companies have nightmares due to the abysmal public relations that any kind of contamination accessing our food supplies can cause.  Plus, litigation is likely if someone is permanently harmed or dies from contaminated foods.

Most people who pick crops don’t exactly have immaculate restrooms available in the middle of a field of – let’s say vegetables – to wash their hands often. Even if they have a portable potty nearby, does it have running water and a really good soap?

Do migrant workers get instructions about HOW and WHEN to wash their hands?

Cleanliness doesn’t have language boundaries.  So you can’t cast the blame necessarily on those barriers; though that might be one factor.

It could be YOU who are unhygienic!

Cleanliness is a learned act.

If everyone who touches food goes to the bathroom and doesn’t wash their hands properly EVERY TIME they use the facility – you begin to see just HOW the contamination exists in the first place.

And I’ll say it.  Humans can be slobs.  Some are plain lazy.

We have to have our lettuce cut FOR us and put in bags.  Do YOU KNOW it’s OK for consumption?  How about fruits and meats?

Do you know if the handlers touching your food had germ-free hands?  Look at what happened with the romaine lettuce scare back in the spring.

This is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce.

We all come in contact with tainted surfaces, uncooked meats (note the raw turkey in dog-food being blamed for some of the HUMAN illnesses, as someone touched Max and Bella’snow contaminated food) that carried bad bacteria.

Soap and water is the first level of preventing germs from staying on your skin.

THEN…if you can’t wash, at least use the right hand sanitizer.

With the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer, safeHands® brand, you’ll destroy 99.99% of germs with its foaming, pleasant feeling ingredients.

Those ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers have concerns that can’t be disregarded.

Read about the differences between ALCOHOL-STUFFED hand sanitizers and safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE brand here. http://bit.ly/2vss591

Without drying hands (unlike most of the ALCOHOL-INFESTED brands) the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin, even with repeated uses.

Bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer is offered for sale at AMAZON.  Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, purchase directly from the safeHands® brand website.  Click here to procurethe safeHands® brand.  https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
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IT’S GERMAGEDON

We all die eventually.

But why would you put yourself and your kids needlessly at risk before yours/theirdefinite expiration date?

At the moment we’re dealing with hurricane/monsoon/tornado/mudslide/flash-flooding/wildfire-season in many parts of our vasttopography called The United States of America.

We all need to be prepared.  Sometimes it is the difference between life and death.  I know.  We experienced Superstorm Sandy that misplaced THOUSANDS of people almost six years ago here in New Jersey.

Some residents are STILL not in their homes!

Add to the mayhem, hundreds of crooked contractors/workers who skipped-out with sometimes millions of dollars; and even home owners who shouldn’t have qualified for aid because their waterfront properties were NOT their first home

And with that comes the prerequisite warnings of what you should do, and have in your midst during emergency situations from Radio, Newspapers (online or virtual) TV News stations/networks and even your grandmother who gets scared when the first hint of barometric pressure changes, because…bunions.

Even with all of my chidings, these reports truly are filled with USEFUL FACTS.

Here’s a sample of the stories about what to do when we approach GERMAGEDON. https://bit.ly/2KR8hXr

Nearly ALL articles like this, mention having a HAND SANITIZER product in your bag of magic tricks.  The reason is primarily because water is not often immediately available.

We know.

We lost power, gas and water.  I stayed in the home for about a week because we were afraid of looters.  I’m glad I had a bottle safeHands® brand on-hand.  Pardon the play on words.

Writers merely get those lists of things to have in emergencies from some random, mostly credible websites; yet without doing ANY kind of investigation themselves to find out if there are alternatives to ETHANOL – also known as ALCOHOL for the uninitiated –enough to make a Brontosaurus get a DUI ticket from Barney Rubble-Fife.

At least the above linked article didn’t specify what KIND of hand sanitizer.  I’ll give them that.Usually the knuckle-heads say to have an ALCOHOL-FILLED and toxic hand sanitizer.  Wrong!

But countless of these writers of articles or reports – like the one above – may not be aware there ARE alternatives to ALCOHOL- CRAMMED hand sanitizers.

Well, YOU can help me EDUCTATE those jovial, yet sometimes clueless writers.

The first thing I’d like you to do is send them anemailed copy of this Big Jay’s Big Blog.  You have my permission.Theyalmost always have an email address right after their names on Newspaper/Magazine or TV/Radio stations sites.

Tell them, not just for me, but for YOU and YOUR FAMILY there is a better way to protect yourself from 99.99% of germs JUST LIKE those ALCOHOL- PACKED hand sanitizers that you likely come in contact with during your entire day.

Look, you COULD use an ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizer. But; for the life of me, I can’t comprehend why!

ALCOHOL is a TOXIC substance, flammable and can dry your hands…allowing bacteria to hide in cracks on the skin and can seep into your bloodstream.  Don’t subject yourself to even MORE danger than you already may be confronting.

The bottom line is this; the safeHands® patented formulation meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing protocols, with the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride.  It also KILLS 99.99% of germs; including those in the news – all WITHOUT even a drop of ALCOHOL!  Plus, unlike ALCOHOL-INFESTED products, safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

The safeHands® brand has NO ALCOHOL.  Never has.  Never will.

With safeHands® hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects. Here’s the science. https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

All sized bottles of safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer available for purchase at AMAZON. Click here. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, buy directly from the safeHands® brand website here. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
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DUH! ALCOHOL IS FLAMMABLE & THE OAFS ARE AT IT AGAIN

The knuckle-draggers are at it once more.

This time we take you to the unworldly, “Land of Kids/Teens.”They say (whoever THEY are) your brain isn’t fully mature until you’re in the late 20’s or early 30’s.  This may explain why this story was reported in the first place.  You must read this account.

Warning: you’ll gasp.  Click here. https://bit.ly/2mvnfUv

Re-read the last line in the story:

“ALCOHOL HAND SANITIZERS ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS.”

If it’s on social media, that means you must to try something enormously hazardous, according to some pre-teens’ brains.

Tell your kids NOT TO BE AN OAF.

In my wise mind, you SHOULD let your kids read this, or announce it to them, just in case they may ever want to even think about soakingthemselves with ANY product that contains ALCOHOL – which is FLAMMABLE and TOXIC.

We were all kids at one time.  Some of us never did things THIS stupid.

Uh…well…like…um…I did follow behind the mosquito-spraying truck on my banana-seat bicycle with the handlebars high in the air a few too many times; exposing myself to the toxins spewed to kill the ‘skeeters’ as we called them in Jersey.  And I hit a car in that purple haze. I got damaged more than the big hunk of metal, a/k/a the ’63 Lincoln Continental.

Remind your offspring (as you saw at the very end of the linked article above) that ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers are…FILLED WITH ALCOHOL!!!  And that can ignite JUST LIKE RUBBING ALCOHO!

Kids, don’t try this at home with RUBBING ALCOHOL, or a hand sanitizer that contains ALCOHOL.  I know capital letters annoys people on net.  Yes I AM SCREAMING THIS AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS.

Parents and grandparents; you have the ammunition to, “Teach Your Children” well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young once sang.  Tell them to never do something that they see online and think to themselves, “Oh, I’ll never get hurt.”

They likely will.  This seems so obvious.  Obviously it ain’t.

We as parents/grandparents have to drum it in their heads so they comprehend it.  Sometimes, someone they KNOW from school will be maimed or killed by getting involved in perilous situations.  That would be a huge wake-up call.  Anyone who has suffered burns knows the agony.  Imagine a person’s entire body engulfed in flames?  I can’t begin to think about that.

So this is your new mantra for your brood.  Print this out and paste it on their bedroom doors.

ALCOHOL is a TOXIC substance and flammable.”

Lighting a match to any substance that contains ALCOHOL (as many hand sanitizer brands contain at least 60% ALOCHOL or ETHANOL as it is written on labels) is something to avoid at all costs.

Smoking a cigarette just after you used an ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer can’t be a smart thing to do either!  All it takes is an ember falling onto skin just after putting on that gel; whichCOULD POSSIBLY IGNITE.

Why chance that?  If I helped you save one child from igniting themselves with any ALCOHOL-FILLED product – I’m happy.

The safeHands® patented formulation meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing set of rules, with the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride.  It also KILLS 99.99% of germs – WITHOUT ALCOHOL!  Plus, unlike ALCOHOL-PACKED products, safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

Rest assured; the safeHands® brand has NO ALCOHOL.  Never has.  Never will.

With safeHands® hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects. Here’s the science.https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

All sized bottlesof safeHands® brand100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer available for purchase at AMAZON. Click here. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, buy directly from the safeHands® brand website here. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
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TEACHERS BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS: THEIR OWN MONEY

When did the practice begin that made teachers needing to supply EACH CLASS THEY TEACH (perhaps hundreds of students per day depending on grade-level) with supplies like, but not limited to:  Pencils & Pens to write on Paper, the Paper to write on, Plastic & Paper Bags,Paper Towels, Plates,Tissues, Crayons with Paper Wrappers, Glue Sticks for paper, Hand Sanitizer* and more? Wait.  Hand Sanitizer? That’s not paper.

*I hope they at least make the best choice, gettingsafeHands® brand, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.*

Why do TEACHERS have to do this WITH THEIR OWN MONEY?

Here’s a viral story that you may have seen online.It’s a heart-felt story.  https://bit.ly/2mf1HLy

The above linked story may have broken the web by now, making it not viable to share another picture of what you’re eating tonight.

School districts everywhere send parents and guardians a listof MANDATORY supplies parents must send every school year,AFTER they’ve paid school taxes, to prepare little Liam and Emma with everything fitting into their (now clear-plastic) backpacks.

Even Target® stores have joined this baffling movement – with a discount, of course. Read here.  https://usat.ly/2mdYb3X

I may be a member of the having-to-get-up-to-manually-change-the-black & white-TV-channel-generation; but I recall I just had to show up on day oneof school with a lunch pail!

The SCHOOL district took care of virtually ALL of the things I used in the classroom in order to become the upstanding citizen, radio legend and inexhaustibleblog-writer I would grow into.

Soon, teachers (and perhaps parents) will have to dig deeper into their pockets just so the kids have light bulbs (LED of course) and so they can actually flush toilets or use the drinking fountains; not in that order.  I don’t recommend the drinking fountains for sanitary reasons…but that’s just me.

My parents (and every taxpayer in the school district) paid their pre-determined share of taxes toward public schools.  Older residents often vote-down local referendums, because…get off my lawn.

Some schools still don’t have air conditioning; even when the temperature is over 95 degrees in the classroom.  No kid (or teacher) can work like that.  I bet the Superintendent’s office has AC.

Then, there are the endless stories I’m seeing daily regarding a “Help the School Children with Supplies,” or “Stuff the Bus” – movement.

Here’s just one of hundreds wasting newsprint and obliterating the entire Internet. https://bit.ly/2NN6DE1

It used to be that destitute kids got benefits of this kind of philanthropy.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But even so-called “wealthy” school districts are doing this annually.

Perhaps some school districts need to be eliminated and join a regional co-op with several less Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents.

Maybe THEN, teachers could just TEACH.

I am not some heartless orb of and older man who sits in his underwear while reading the local newspaper.

Nor am I “teacher-bashing,” nor “parent-bashing” or even “School-Supply Drive” movements-bashing.

My main thrust of each edition of the Big Jay’s Big Blog is to educate the masses about the kind of hand sanitizer product to choose.  I will give you a free “lesson” now with no paper.

*If you MUST spring for a hand sanitizer, please chooseintelligently. Get the foaming 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer safeHands® brand, that kills 99.99% of germs.

With safeHands® hand sanitizer, acquire all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects. Read more. https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

Additionally, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

With ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers, you’re using a TOXIC, flammable, can cause inebriation, and absorbed into your skin – into the bloodstream – and possibly leaving your skin dry.

Purchase safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer via AMAZON®.  Click here. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, buy safeHands® directly from the website.  Click here. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK

Remember the initial time you went on the kiddy-rides at the boardwalk, mega amusement park, local carnival or bazaar when you were young?

Perhaps it was a terrifying experience,even on the smallest rollercoaster, Ferriswheel or even a merry-go-round.  Usually, somebody cajoled you into trying it.

I happen to be virtually fearless when it comes to rides – well, almost fearless.

Having experienced almost dying several times due to getting MRSA – The SUPERBUG (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) after surgeries, I’ve learned there are hidden dangers.  And I don’t mean about the mechanical safety of the rides themselves.  I am the person written about for the entire chapter three in this book.  Buy the thing.  You will be astonished. https://bit.ly/2IGVZLm

Germs are everywhere.  Some are actually good; some downright deadly.

A recent article pointed out that there are a number of things you should be conscious of when going to mega-sized amusement parks (paying over $100.00 per day per person) or to a local small town carnival with a tickets go for a couple of bucks per ride.

Add to that list those big water parks; whether indoors or outdoors, and their public picnic-eating areas.

You’ll think twice before letting the kids or yourself get on very public amusement rides after you read this article.  https://bit.ly/2Jh8OMJ

Remember, nearly everything we touch (especially in public areas where masses of humanity wanders like robots) has bacteria slithering around on all surfaces, waiting eagerly to stay alive ON or IN other organisms; like YOU.  They can come from the least thought about spots.

In my last blog, I talked about some people being selfish about their hand sanitizing habits.  Often, people don’t wash their hands after using a restroom.  And it isn’t just guys.

Women are almost as guilty.  My wife says she’s seen some egregious activities in women’s rooms when it comes to hygiene.  Having never been in a women’s haven, I can only go by the second-hand behavior stories.

However, this version of the Big Jay’s Big Blog is about amusement areas, big and small, and the dangers that lurk that you can’t see.  And it isn’t about their restrooms; although microscopic fecal matter can be spread rapidly on almost all surfaces.

Some people puke on rides; or worse.

How can I be sure all of the germs brought back up have been totally destroyed by maintenance folks?

Figure if 500 people per hour sit on a rollercoaster, then that equates to 1000 hands.  Each hand has bacteria on it grabbing the bar or seatbelt after they didn’t wash their hands in the rest area or after they ate a corn-dog or other revolting food product.

Others have bad germs on their handsbecause they didn’t utilize a hand sanitizer after EACH AND EVERY RIDE during their stay at the park.

But be aware – you should be using the RIGHT KIND of hand sanitizer, like the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE brand called safeHands®.

Remember, ALCOHOL is TOXIC and FLAMMABLE.Why would you allow that on your skin?

Here’s the alternative.The safeHands® brand hand sanitizer meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing protocols, with its active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride.  The safeHands® brand proprietary formulation also kills 99.99% of germs; completely devoid of ALCOHOL.

Beneficially, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

With safeHands® brand hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects, even with frequent usage. Click here for the science. https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

Bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer is available for purchase at AMAZON.  Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

It’s also offered for purchase directly from the safeHands® brand website.  Click here to buy safeHands® brand.  https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

SELFISH HAND HYGIENE

Consider this blog a “Greatest Hits” collection of reasons to use a 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer, instead of those ALCOHOL-JAMMED products.

Every day, people in America die from infectious diseases; contagions that can easily be prevented.

(WARNING: Some contents on this link may not be safe for work or viewed by children.) https://bit.ly/2CSteIq

Hygiene awareness isnow discussed openly and honestly via blogs like this one; along withmedia outlets finally acknowledging there are stories more important than what Beyonce wore to some Hollywierd party.

A few months ago, I discovered that purportedly important people (famous for being famous) claim they carry hand sanitizer with them everywhere.  Believe it or not, many people (who live vicariously throughothers) pay attention to what “stars” say.

If that’s what it takes to get the average person aware about their own personal hand hygiene, I’m OK if it happens on TMZ as opposed to The New York Times. At least the word gets out.

Hopefully, I’ve reached people to think twice about hygiene habits.  Inadequate cleanliness of the hands is often the way infectious diseases spread.

Let’s make it clear if this is the first blog you’ve read via the safeHands.com website: Washing your hands with soap and water several times per day is the first line of defense; and yet, many people don’t do this fundamental thing every day.

If you wash your hands correctly, you can radically prevent most germs you come in contact with during your day.

THEN use a hand sanitizer in between; one that will not harm you with repeated usage.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) gives instructions about HOW to wash your hands here.  It’s elementary!

https://bit.ly/2gPvw4t

Sadly, too many people simply don’t seem to care to adhere to that unmistakable advice.

I do have a problem with the CDC site (linked above)when they INSIST on still recommending an ALCOHOL-LOADED hand sanitizer with ALCOHOL levels over 60%.

Studies are now showing that ALCOHOL can be absorbed into the bloodstream with frequent usage, and may affect the health of the human body and organs.

After all; ALCOHOL is a TOXIC substance, and…FLAMMABLE.

 The CDC needs to realize there ARE alternatives to ALCOHOL for YOUR protection.

A hot topic at the moment is the FDA’s (Food & Drug Administration) concern regarding the true safety and effectiveness of ALCOHOL used in many brands.I’ll keep you updated about any details coming from those discussions.

If you identify someone using an ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizer and YOU observe a strong smell of ALCOHOL, or they have persistent skin irritation after they use those products regularly – tell them there IS an alternative that gives the equivalentgerm-killing protection.

It’sselfish to not wash your hands often, or don’t use a 100% ALCOHOL-FREE brand like safeHands®.

We all come in contact with contaminated surfaces, uncooked meats, other people’s hands not washed after using restrooms, etc…

Utilizing the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer, safeHands® brand, you’ll destroy 99.99% of germs with its foaming, pleasant feeling ingredients.

Those ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers have issues that can’t be overlooked.  Read about the differences here. https://bit.ly/2Hek24

I’m concerned about using ALCOHOL as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer, as explained prior.

Plus, if ingested, an ALOCHOL-FILLED hand sanitizer product can make you inebriated,and may possibly wreak havoc on your insides, because it’s…ALCOHOL!

Without drying hands, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

Bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer is available for purchase at AMAZON.  Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, buy directly from the safeHands® brand website.  Click here to buy safeHands® brand. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
BigJaySorensen@gmail.com