Germy Things You May Encounter During The Day

We have all seen the articles put out there on the web about germs.  But here are some places you may have not suspected contained more germs than you would like to know.  You may be grossed out by this post, but that is our intention. We want to make you aware of it.

Here are some of the germiest places or things you may encounter during the day.

Hands

You shake hands, give a high five, but do you really know where that hand has been?

Smartphones

More like germPhone.  We are all guilty of texting or updating our Facebook status during our morning rituals.  Ok, if you are the only one who uses it. But don’t let anyone else like your 5 year old play with your phone. Yuck!

Menus at Restaurants

Most restaurants clean these menus at the end of the day. But we have all had that menu that was sticky or had ketchup on it.  Carry some safeHands in your purse or pocket and wipe that menu off.

Shopping Carts

Leaky meats, food samples…ect. Most grocery stores have wipes to clean those handles.

Your Cash

Money is nasty. From braziers, to shoes to….nevermind. (You get the point.)

The Bathroom

We all know this and it is overplayed on every news post or article.

“Green” Shopping Bags

You got that trendy bag to save the planet but when juice from that raw chicken or ground beef drips in that bag, you are looking at a serious health hazard.  That bag should be washed in water with a teaspoon of bleach to kill those deadly bacteria.

Carpet

No explanation needed here.  Your feet, pets, and billions of skin cells end up on your carpet.  Steam it up once in a while.

Doorknobs

Yuck. Bust out the safeHands and wipe those doorknobs. We don’t know whose been touching that door.

 

If you more suggestions for this article, feel free to comment on it. We would love to hear some of your suggestions.

 

2014 National PTA Conference – We Got Your Hands Covered

The 2014 National PTA Convention and Exhibition will be June 19 – 22 in Austin, Texas. A few us from the team at safeHands will be in Austin to showcase our Alcohol Free hand sanitizers. We want parents and PTA board members and officers to discover that there are safer alternatives when it comes to sanitizing hands. With ingredients that kill 99.99% of germs, our formula is Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable, and above all else… Alcohol Free!

We hope to see you at the convention! Visit us at booth 520. 

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Form more information about the convention, you can get details on registration, hotel and travel at pta.org/Austin

 

A Better Sanitizer For Children

Children like to play and they play hard. They love to explore and touch anything they can get their little hands on everything. They also like to stick their hands in their mouth. safeHands created a better choice of sanitizers for you and your family.

We all know the best way to avoid a cold or flu is to wash your hands according the CDC.  Also the CDC says that if you are unable to wash your hands that an alcohol based hand sanitizer is most effective and safe when used in conjunction with the labeling on the bottle.  Alcohol Free safeHands foaming hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of germs.

We kept children in mind when formulating safeHands Alcohol Free hand sanitizers.

If you are an adult and use traditional hand sanitizer frequently, you’ll love the switch to safeHands®. Not only do we kill 99.99% of germs we also leave your skin feeling moisturized.

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The Payton Wright Foundation Golf Tournament

They Payton Wright Foundation held their  Annual Golf Tournament at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club. safeHands donated hand sanitizer dispensers and samples for the event.

The Payton Wright Foundation raises money for families facing severe financial burdens when they have a child with brain cancer. The Payton Wright Foundation also provides funds to hospitals and research organizations that are working towards a cure for this disease.

Please support The Payton Wright Foundation and their amazing endeavors.   Click here for more information on how you can help.

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The High In Hand Sanitizers

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Police in Madison, Wisconsin have taken traditional alcohol based hand sanitizers out of the City County Building.

“Alcoholics, people who abuse alcohol have found out that there’s alcohol in it and chose to consume it to become intoxicated,” says Lt. Dave McCaw of the Madison Police Department.
“You can get a pretty big dose.” Jeffery Lafferty with Public Health says there are two different kinds of alcohol, and drinking one without knowing, is like playing Russian Roulette.

“It could lead to kidney and liver damage, could lead to damage in your nervous system and brain, and it could be lethal.”

He says hand sanitizer can be almost twice as strong as your typical vodka, in alcohol speak that’s 120 proof on the low end.

(Source: http://ksn.com/2014/05/09/getting-drunk-of-hand-sanitizer/

Happy Mother’s Day!

safeHands would like to wish all moms a Happy Mother’s Day.  It’s moms like you that have helped grow the Alcohol Free safeHands Hand Sanitizer Foam brand.

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life!

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Bad Idea: Drinking Hand Sanitizers

What started as a bad idea among prison inmates and teens has transitioned to college students and the “twenty and thirty something” crowd. The trend does not involve drugs but rather it is drinking hand sanitizer to get high and it is a new cause for concern by medical professionals. If you are thinking, can you actually get high from drinking it, the answer is yes.

A Terrible Idea!

According to the National Poison Control Center, hand sanitizer, such as your basic bottle of alcohol based hands sanitizer is 60 to 65 percent alcohol, which is the equivalent of two shots 80 proof vodka. It also contains ethyl alcohol, which is the same chemical that creates the buzz when you have a glass of wine. It stands to reason that have a glass of wine would taste a bit better than the astringent and most likely disgusting taste of hand sanitizer.

 

Dangerous Side Effects

The side effects from drinking hand cleanser can lead to memory loss, vision problems, diarrhea and damage to internal organs. Individuals that drink it can experience alcohol poisoning, just as they can with beer, wine or distilled liquor, which can lead to coma and death.

Individuals that participate in this type of risky behavior are putting not only their current health at risk but also their futures. Between the ages of 12 and 24, individuals go through a number of physiological and psychological changes that help them develop into adults. People that drink the cleanser or use alcohol and drugs put their developmental futures in jeopardy.

It Can Kill You

While there are have no deaths yet associated with drinking hand sanitizer, ethyl alcohol is toxic and health care professionals warn that ingesting too much and lead to alcohol poisoning, with the same results as consuming too much beer, wine or liquor. An additional concern is that these types of methods for getting high or intoxicated, often lead to alcohol and drug abuse.

Alternatives?

Using safehands eliminates alcohol out of the equation and still kills 99.999% of germs.  Also, schools like our product because it is non-flammable and not as toxic as alcohol.