Entries by Jay Sorensen

A MILESTONE BLOG

I always have ideas swirling through my head about how to approach each essay I put together regarding hand hygiene. Often, I see something in the news that sparks the fingers to pound the keyboard.  Other times it’s something I witness that makes the words flow through my fingers. This time, it is a combination […]

FIRES & MORE CAUSED BY KIDS & ALCOHOL HAND SANITIZER

First, the dateline is Syracuse, NY.  It’s a story about kids playing with ALCOHOL-CRAMMED hand sanitizer, and causing a nearly deadly situation; using it to start a fire in their bedroom!  Cringe at the details here.  https://bit.ly/2PDWr0G Some of the blame here comes from access to the internet, with kids seeing videos of oafs their […]

ALCOHOL MAY HAVE LOST ITS MOJO

Don’t use ALCOHOL.  It’s toxic.  It’s flammable.But wait; there’s more. A new study suggests that ALCOHOLmay have become less effective to kill certain pathogens like (but not limited to) the SUPERBUG, MRSA; also known as Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecium.  See for yourself by clicking on this consequential story.  https://bit.ly/2LVzb03 Maybe NOW news […]

WAR NOT WON COMBATTING MRSA AND OTHER SUPERBUGS

Here’s one GOOD story about hand hygiene for a change.  A hospital in California has NOT had MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)cases that were acquired at the facility in three years.  Read this legitimately upbeat story here. https://bit.ly/2Mq4kcU They should be applauded; as long as this battle continues to be won with TOTAL compliance with every […]

BACTERIA THEATER

Remember sitting in front of your TV set on a Saturday night watching the local station playing a sci-fi or horror movie; usually with a goofy guy dressed up as a Dracula-type talking with his dead wife? Let’s do a modern version of what I’ll call “Bacteria Theater.” Picture me as your guide to the […]

ALCOHOL SANITIZERS TAKE A HIT

ALCOHOL is TOXIC and FLAMMABLE. ALCOHOL products in the wrong hands can be devastating if ingested, especially by children. And now, ALCOHOL used in hand sanitizers, may not be as potent as once thought in the effort to kill germs. The news of late hasn’t been kind to ALCOHOL-BURDENED hand sanitizing brands. I almost feel […]

“DOG-LICK” ICK

You don’t know where Max or Bella’s tongue has been. I’m not a dog-person.  Don’t get me wrong, but I only tolerate dogs. When I was young, we had a puppy.  Suddenly, days later, the puppy was gone for reasons never totally explained.  It might have been that it yelped all the time, as my […]

A JURACICALLY SCARY BEACH

We’re in the midst of beach season. And whether you’re going to the ocean, a sea, a bay or even a lake or pond, some of the germs lurking in the sand and water can be quite harmful to you and your kinfolk. I can’t believe I used kinfolk in a sentence. My eyes bulged, […]

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 […]