WHAT YOU TOUCH CAN KILL YOU

I’m reacquainting you with one of my favorite topics; poor hygiene.

Now that spring is here again, many of you will be traveling via air, rail, bus and car.

But are you sure things like door handles, trays, overhead bins, etc… you must touch inside those people-movers are clean?

Chances are they are not.

Now the dirty rotten truth.

Deadly bacteria lurk at every turn; in places you never thought about.

Read the linked story, and you’ll understand just how much danger you and your family can run into every time you travel. https://goo.gl/kxSIQT

If there is one thing I’ve learned after miraculously surviving multiple bouts of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is that you don’t know what you’re touching.

What is MRSA? Read here. https://goo.gl/hBxc8A

I spent hundreds of days in the hospital during a five-year span due to hospital acquired MRSA.

In 2005, I had surgery for a bowel resection. The surgery went very well.

But what happened four days later when I was about to be released from the not-very-clean hospital was chilling; having a lasting effect on not just me, but my wife as well.

I had never heard of MRSA.

Now, I’m the subject of a complete chapter of a book: The Fatal Menace of MRSA: SUPERBUG.

Get a hold of a copy of this book if you truly want an education. https://goo.gl/NMRUKA

But I learned about MRSA quickly after I went through agonizing pain and 10 surgeries to clean-out my insides and many reconstructive procedures.

Good – no – GREAT hygiene is something I wish every healthcare professional practiced. I am not saying every healthcare worker is a slob.

I simply didn’t realize how many did not practice what they should know about the spread of bacteria.

Here’s another place where MRSA has reared its ugly head. https://goo.gl/rFlMdn And notice the things that must be done to rid just one area of possibly deadly bacteria.

That is why you see the omnipresent hand sanitizer sprayer everywhere you turn in hospitals and other locations today. But those are mostly ALCOHOL-LADEN products.

Those products containing alcohol aren’t tolerated by everyone. And many of them dry your hands so much, the very bacteria you’re trying to avoid can lodge themselves in cracks in skin; negating their very use.

I wish I had learned about safeHands® brand hand sanitizer sooner. Here’s why you should seriously consider using safeHands®. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

The non-toxic and non-flammable safeHands® brand kills MRSA and 99.99% of germs with an ALCOHOL-FREE formulation; just as effective in killing germs as those ALCOHOL-LOADED formulations without the potential side effects.

I truly yearn that I didn’t have to write this blog. It makes me think of my own mortality at the hands of others who aren’t as careful about their personal hygiene, and the safety of others.

Just watch what people DON’T do after they use a restroom.

It’s enough to make you sick.

When you walk away from reading any of my blogs, please do this one thing. Wash your hands.

And if you can’t wash them as often as possible, use a hand sanitizer that can protect you without the potential side effects of ALCOHOL products.

Get safeHands® here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/
Please practice great hygiene. Good is not enough.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

Please.

Don’t let anyone go through what I did.

BE BIG!

BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

ALCOHOL HAND SANITIZERS LIFE EXPECTANCY

Everything has an expiration date.

Everything.

And I stumbled onto a story about a guy who wrote about this winter season, when it seems like everyone is sick.

He got a huge (or is the word YUGE?) bottle of ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer (containing 62 percent ethyl alcohol) and noticed that the expiration date was passed. https://goo.gl/Dhl73D

I read – like you just did – that over time, the effectiveness of the active ingredient lessens; especially if the liquid is not tightly sealed in the case of ALCOHOL. Read about that here. https://goo.gl/wLV8Ii

I may be obsessive, but I check the expiration date on almost anything I put ON my body and IN my body.

Many of you likely do not. Maybe it’s the same thinking of the “five second-rule.” You know, if food falls on the floor, it’s ok to eat it if it’s under five seconds. I digress.

To be fair, even ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizers, like safeHands® brand, has an expiration date on the bottom of the bottle.

I’m simply pointing out that certain ALCOHOL-LADEN products fall short after a certain time. Here’s another explanation of that information; this time from Great Britain. https://goo.gl/HLshqD

Remember; everything has an expiration date.

We are currently taking care of my 92-year-old aunt, bless her heart. She often doesn’t have the same hygiene savvy that we have. And she touches surfaces, handles on appliances, doorknobs, etc… The same ones WE touch. You catch my drift.

And we have been known to grab the anti-bacterial wipes to clean up behind her. I’ll admit that.

In addition, we always have a bottle of safeHands® nearby to help when we can’t wash our hands as quickly as we’d like.

Sure, soap and water works if you are diligent in how LONG you wash with the correct technique.

But anytime you need to clean your hands, for example: before eating, after sneezing or coughing, when handling money, after changing diapers, and after handling pets, following your 92-year-old aunt around the house—use safeHands® anytime soap and water are not available.

The product safeHands® is comprised of a proprietary mix of ingredients; with the active ingredient Benzalkonium chloride.

The safeHands® brand has been scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of germs when used properly on your hands – JUST LIKE ALCOHOL – but without the drying properties they inherently possess. See the science behind safeHands® brand here. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

I’ve told you how ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers can be abused by kids and adults alike. Check out some of my other blogs on this site here. https://goo.gl/IwllAu

Back to safeHands® brand. It is NON-TOXIC, and totally ALCOHOL-FREE.

It won’t become flammable near a fire source, unlike an ALCOHOL-BASED product.

You can’t get drunk on safeHands® like you can with an ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizer.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I had to pick-up from high school two of my four grandchildren earlier in the day of the writing of this blog.

WHY?

Because schools are a breeding ground for not only bacteria, but nasty viruses like colds and flu.

And we had to bring them to the doctor to get checked.

The school nurse said, “I almost filled up this long sheet today with kids being sick.”

And here I thought they only wanted to get out of taking a test.

Have you watched how kids in school DON’T practice the best hygiene?

It’s almost akin to my aunt’s daily routine, bless her heart…again.

Everything has an expiration date.

I just don’t want MINE to come too soon because of dangerous germs.

Buy safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

PEAK SEASON FOR THE FLU

Here we are right smack dab in the middle of winter.

Yet, this winter, despite much of the nation enjoying unusual warm weather for the end of February, our Emergency Rooms and doctor offices are filled with sick people.

And this flu season ain’t over yet. https://goo.gl/tacaOz

By the time you read this, we will be in peak flu season.

Did you know that influenza viruses are usually spread via water droplets rather than touching a surface?

So, when someone sneezes or coughs, and we breathe in those spraying droplets, we can catch whatever virus just flew out of another person’s body. I know, ewwww, right?

Add to that, humans – being imperfect beings – can’t seem to stop putting our fingers in our mouths and noses; and we rub our eyes all the time.

Those viruses and bacteria (germs) just love to become a part of US as a way of surviving in another organism.

We know that washing hands often is likely the most important way to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses.

But what happens when you’re in a situation where you simple don’t have access to soap and water?

You can carry a hand sanitizer, and use it regularly when you can’t get to a sink.

But here is something to ponder.

When you dry your hands, you must open a door to leave a rest room.

Do you know how many people do not wash their hands after using a lavatory? I don’t have the exact percentage, but from my personal observation, it’s an appallingly high number.

Which gets us back to hand sanitizer.

Alcohol-based sanitizers can possibly cause dry skin for some people. It’s not right for everybody.

It’s also flammable. You forgot that, didn’t you? Click here for a reminder of a story from a few years ago, about what can happen in an instant. https://goo.gl/p1cE5J

Plus, alcohol-based sanitizers can be abused by people (and that includes kids) by ingesting it to get a buzz.

How about teaching your kids by example?

Let your children see you utilize good hand hygiene. Emphasize the importance of hand hygiene at home and in the classroom. Contact your school principal to discuss the impact of illness and absenteeism on academic performance and school funding, and the availability of hand washing facilities, and implementing use of safeHands®, an ALCOHOL-FREE, and non-flammable sanitizer.

Read for yourself just how safeHands® is a better solution to keeping your hands as germ-free as possible. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

With safeHands®, you get all the benefits of alcohol without any side effects.

As a company, safeHands® meets all FDA recommended testing protocols for Microbiological Testing, Stability Testing, Preservation
Efficacy Testing, Kill Rate Efficacy Testing, Three Year Bench Testing, Repeat Insult Dermal Testing (Certified by a Board-Certified Dermatologist). Each production run has one test for the active, one for the batch and one from the production run.

That’s the technical stuff that scientists and doctors understand.

Laymen, like us, simply want to know if it works to keep us as free from bad bacteria that wants to potentially kill.

Along with washing hands regularly, using an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® is a wise choice. Like alcohol, safeHands® brand kills 99.99% of germs.

I get comments about my blogs all the time. I respond to what you have to say. Click here to read back issues of my blog. https://goo.gl/UKybzN feel free to tell me what’s on your mind regarding hand sanitizers.

These blogs will certainly get you up to speed about making the correct decision when purchasing a hand sanitizer.

If you use safeHands® please tell me what you think of the product. Perhaps I will quote you (with your permission) and give you a shout-out in an upcoming Big Jay’s Big Blog. Share the blogs with your friends and family too. Please blast off an email to me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

If you haven’t tried safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer yet, shop here! http://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

ALCOHOL SANITIZER CAN DO WHAT?

They did it now.

They shot themselves in the foot.

Once the manipulated mainstream media realizes they were responsible, there’s no turning back.

I’m talking about how much press was given to the fact that ALCOHOL-LOADED hand sanitizer products can, (gulp) erase SHARPIE® pen writing.

Yes, it’s that strong.

Wait, what?

ALCOHOL hand sanitizers are so strong, they can ERASE a SHAPRIE® from surfaces. Read this version of the story here. https://goo.gl/yLhNYq

It was all over the mainstream media, without a thought to just how potentially harmful ALCOHOL sanitizers can be.

They were just following the story about the symbols and the so-called mass usage of the product to erase it.

The mainstream media can’t seem to dig deeper anymore.

Now think about that for a moment.

The very same ALCOHOL sanitizers many of you seem to willingly want to use on your own skin to rid yourself of germs, can eat through a SHARPIE® pen’s ink…and erase it.

Just for the fun of it, read here the ingredients that make up a SHARPIE® pen’s ink. https://goo.gl/Tf6r5U

I am not out to OUT the ingredients of a SHARPIE® product. My issue is what people used to erase it, and to get people to think twice about using an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer.

Now I don’t know about you, but frankly I find a major problem with that fact.

I will not comment on this use of the products.

All I will say is those symbols have no place in the American dialog.

But let’s get back to the fact that it worked.

You do realize that ALCOHOL hand sanitizers are available almost everywhere. That major company (and a few others) did a remarkable job of convincing the unsuspecting that the products can’t hurt you.

But we know differently.

Read this story from a couple of years back. Particularly read No. 3. https://goo.gl/D2P89O

After reading that, now do you see why using an ALCOHOL-BURDENED hand sanitizer can be so…foolish?

I know that nurses all have told me (and I ask every one of them I meet) that the ALCOHOL products dry their hands. They should know, as they use them perhaps hundreds of times per day.

ALCOHOL can break down the protective outer layers of skin. And that allows chemicals, found in many ALCOHOL-LADEN products containing parabens to get into the skin easier.

Now then; what do you do to protect yourself from unseen bacteria?

Washing your hands as frequently as possible, especially before and after bathroom use, is certainly to be commended.

And it seems the so-called “experts” seem to agree that if you can’t wash your hands properly, to use a hand sanitizer when you can’t get to a sink with soap and water.

What almost every reporter seems to miss, is that there are alternatives to those ALCOHOL-FUELED products.

The one I use is called safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.
ALCOHOL-FREE!

If you want more information about how and why it works, don’t just believe me; read the science and testing behind safeHands® here. https://goo.gl/84usC3

On my next subway ride (which is every Sunday in Mid-Town Manhattan) I will bring a SHARPIE® brand marker and write on the advertisements housed behind plastic. Then, I will use an ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer and rub it off.

I refuse to put it on my hands, however.

Once you realize just how potentially toxic those products can be to your health; why-oh-why would you use them?

Babies can get sick from simply from licking their hands when in contact with ALCOHOL sanitizers.

Kids can get a buzz from just the fumes!

Teens drink ALCOHOL hand sanitizers to get a buzz.

Alcoholics have been known to drink it and then blame their resultant bizarre behavior on the product from the ER or jail.

Some people, either mistakenly or on purpose, have been reported using it to SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE!!

Nnnyyyaaaa.

That’s because it is COMBUSTIBLE.

If you insist on using an ALCOHOL-DRIVEN hand sanitizer, use it at your own risk.

I’m done.

But my job to get the word out is just beginning to catch a wave.

I warned you.

Mark this day down on your smartphone calendar.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Because it is ALCOHOL-FREE.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU

Warnings of the dangers of drinking ALCOHOL-BASED sanitizers has been all over the news – again.

I warned you, didn’t I?

I hate being right about this; but I am correct. Read the alarming news report here—one of hundreds crisscrossing around the globe. https://goo.gl/Wd44gf

Where do we as parents and lawmakers go from here?

I’ve been suggesting that AMERICA adopt some of the legislation done in Sweden, where this epidemic of ingesting ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer reached epic proportions.

In Sweden, they made stores put ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers behind the counter, and check the ID’s of potential buyers; much like we do with cigarettes and booze in the U.S.A. Read here to see what happened in Sweden. https://goo.gl/6a0Nt7

I suggested way back in May of 2016 to enact laws about keeping ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers out of the hands of kids and teens as much as possible.

Let’s face it. Kids will be kids.

Younger children can simply lick some ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizer and be harmed.

Teenagers figured out several years ago that the prime ingredient in ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer is – duh – ALCOHOL; packing more of a punch that vodka products!

If you read the shocking story about how many people end up in the ER because of the easy access of products like these, you hopefully came to the conclusion that SOMETHING has to be done.

We can’t ban everything. That’s absurd.

But we can do our best as level-headed adults and lawmakers to protect people – especially children – by keeping it out of reach for minors to obtain.

I have no problem with having to go “behind-the-counter” for certain products.

We do it for certain decongestants because of the abuse by some people. Read the reasoning here. https://goo.gl/ChofP2

We’ve done it for cigarettes for decades now.

ALCOHOL is flammable. Remember the stories you’ve seen and heard about oafs lighting themselves on fire with ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizers?

There IS an alternative, as the brand safeHands® is totally ALCOHOL-FREE – always has been. It was formulated as a safer alternative to the ALCOHOL-BASED sanitizers.

Read about the science behind safeHands® here. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

You can purchase safeHands® for you and your family here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/

I will continue to be an advocate to get what Sweden did in my state, and perhaps nationwide.

We have lots of problems in this country.

This one deserves attention, because after all, this is largely about our kids – our future.

Many years ago, I leaned toward Libertarian views – leaving people to do what they want without a lot of government intervention.

I don’t like the whole “Nanny-State” thinking generally.

But some things just make sense for government intervention.

This is one of those issues in my estimation.

If you agree or disagree, feel free to contact me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

I would be happy to share your thoughts in a future blog.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

NOW THIS IS FUNNY – NOT

 

By now you realize that I should have been a media mogul, instead of a world-famous on-the-air personality.

Because IF I owned a media organization, I would have some serious talks with the people who think this is a funny story.

And then I’d call the people who uploaded a video to spank them.

Between “fake news,” and “alternative facts,” there are just some things that should remain – private – and not put out as news of ANY kind.

But we live in a time of a nation of narcissists. It’s all about, “Me!”

Everybody wants to be a star, however short-lived or how potentially dangerous something may be.

Such is the case for the couple who put a video out for the world to see, featuring a woman who mistakenly had ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer in her, uh…private parts, instead of a lubricating jelly during a GYN exam.

It’s likely you saw this. It’s reached Venus (pun intended) and bounced off into the next galaxy by now. Click on the video here. https://goo.gl/PGzZxZ

Those space aliens must think those Kentucky folks are plum bonkers.

When she said, “He grabbed the wrong bottle,” and then laughed uncontrollably, I thought to myself, “You could have been permanently damaged by the doctor, and all you can do is laugh hysterically?”

And her husband was laughing and coming up with one-liners with her during their insistence on sharing an awkward moment with the world, and the universe.

Before I’m accused of being un-funny – or have a lack of a sense of humor – there is a part of me that snickered. The eighth-grade boy in me.

And remember, much of my lengthy radio career, I’ve made fun of almost everything.

However; some things just ain’t funny.

And then, when I quickly realized the dangers of ALCOHOL on skin surfaces, I grimaced thinking about a mistake like that happening; especially in a Gynecologist’s office.

Females of the world must know what I’m talking about.

While the woman’s alleged misfortune may seem funny after the fact, it seems to me she and her husband wouldn’t be cracking up IF there had been lasting harm done to the fetus; or perhaps her own innards.

Which brings me to my point. And there always is a point.

Are they going to sue? It appears not, as the five-minute laugh-fest in the video shows, the couple seem to have no problem with what COULD have happened.

I think we’re all glad it didn’t become a serious medical issue.

I ain’t a doctor; nor have I ever played one on TV, a movie, on the radio or even a stupid Facebook video that went viral.

But I do have a wife.

Andrea was not amused.

As a woman who suffered from female problems most of her adult life, she didn’t find it humorous at all when she saw that video.

I am truly interested to see if ANY of my readers think I’m off-base with this assessment of the ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizer finding its way INTO the female reproduction area.

The way I see it, from what I’ve learned with my years of being a person who respects the female form, you don’t want ALCOHOL going there. Capeesh?

Do I have to spell it out?

Alcohol can damage skin. It ain’t just me ranting and raving. Read why here from International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://goo.gl/Q7zFpo

Because of all this hoopla over the couple laughing about what could have been a nightmare (and frankly had to be very uncomfortable regardless) it leads me to say that if the Doc involved had been using an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer, perhaps this video may have never been made.

Or, the potential consequences might not have been as severe.

Again, I am not a doctor, but as a male, I don’t think I want alcohol on my privates anytime soon either, thank you.

The moral of the story…

Buy safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer. Click here to find out how to obtain safeHands®.
http://www.safehands.com/shop/

It won’t dry your… er, uh…hands; and still kills 99.99% of bacteria. Just like those ALCOHOL-LADEN sanitizers.

Remember – smart health begins with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

A PRIMER ABOUT HOW NOT TO BECOME AN OAF

Let’s get this insanity out of the way right off the bat. Watch these couple of oafs. (Perhaps NOT SAFE FOR WORK due to language and stupidity…and surely NOT safe for KIDS to watch.) https://goo.gl/hql7Nk

My first reaction is to smack these two mindless millennials senseless.

But I choose restraint; and hope that by reading this blog, and YOU sharing it with every friend and family member that has internet access of any kind, sanity will prevail.

The fact that hundreds of thousands of people (likely MANY under 18) have watched this video (and others in an apparent series of oaf-like behavior) is, for lack of a better word, disturbing.

But it IS a free country; enabling everyone to be an oaf if they so choose.

However; I believe there should be consequences for their actions.

Oh, and shame on YouTube for keeping this trash online. See the oafishness while you can.

And if I sound like my father right now, so be it.

Perhaps they thought by posting “Crazy Fire Trick – Do Not Attempt,” along with the video was going to free them of any blame IF, by some chance, some poor unsuspecting kid MIGHT think this is cool…because they made it LOOK cool in their infantile millennial way.

Note how often the word “LIKE” shows up in their insipid dialog!

Like, OMG!

But in a country and culture that worships internet celebrities and dumb behavior with hundreds of thousands of views, and shared no less, says all you need to know.

And, predictably, a tragedy occurred when a kid tried this at home. Here’s a short version of the story. https://goo.gl/ysWvd1

If there is anything that you have gotten from my dozens of blogs over the last few years is that ALCOHOL-BASED SANITIZERS are combustible. After all, they usually contain over 60% alcohol!!

The millennial know-it-alls looking for their 15 minutes of fame were only thinking about that brush with stardom. The heck with their lame disclaimers.

Here’s the impassioned plea from the MOM of the eight-year-old child that suffered burns. Watch here. https://goo.gl/BbS59g

Try not to cry for this kid.

But, just for the record, why she didn’t monitor her son’s viewing of YouTube videos is beyond me.

I know YOU would NEVER let a child that age just play with the internet; only to stumble onto this. Right?

The people involved with safeHands® brand, NEVER, EVER use ALCOHOL in their hand sanitizing products.

They never have – never will.

You see, the mission of the inventor, founder and CEO of safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer, Dr. Jay Reubens, was to develop a safe and effective ALTERNATIVE to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Dr. J’s goal was to ensure that his foam-based hand sanitizer not only killed over 99.99% of germs – but that it helped soothe, nourish and preserve the skin’s natural oils.

It dawned on Dr. J, as he successfully tested the product with his friends and family, that a sanitizer that could be used frequently throughout the day and leave the hands feeling great, would be a product that people would love to use, would use more frequently and would in turn could lead to a decrease in escalating infection rates. As safeHands® products became a reality, it has become Dr. J’s mission to educate about the benefits of alcohol free hand sanitizer, one hand at a time.

After over 60 formulations, safeHands® was perfected and underwent extensive clinical testing on human hands.

The science has proven safeHands® to be tough on germs and soothing to the skin. Dr. J, in collaboration with leading scientists, developed a complete line of safe and effective hand sanitizers now sold internationally. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

The rich, exclusive formula in every bottle of next-generation safeHands® hand sanitizer will pamper your hands, even for those with the most sensitive skin.

The safeHands® brand is for Everyone. Everywhere.

Before you have the urge to use ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers because you’ve been hoodwinked to believe it is totally safe; think again.

Instead, think about ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand.

You can purchase safeHands® here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health stars with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

And don’t be an oaf.

BE BIG!
BigJaySorensen@gmail.com

P.S.
I am NOT Dr. Jay Reubens; nor are we related. We only share the name JAY!!

Why would we?

There have been way too many stories of abusing ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers—kids AND adults!

The millennial know-it-alls looking for their 15 minutes of fame only were thinking with that in mind. The heck with your lame disclaimers.

If you wish, you can look back at my stories about people DRINKING ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers; often with tragic results. See my past blogs here. https://goo.gl/DChLkq

DON’T SHAKE HANDS DURING THIS PRESIDENCY!

Our new Commander-in-Chief doesn’t like to shake hands. Here’s the story. https://goo.gl/A1KaQ4

And I can’t blame him.

We were at a wedding last weekend, and by week’s end, we also attended a wake/viewing for a dear friend.

During both gatherings, I must have shaken about 100 hands. I lost count at 75.

I have noticed, like many of my fellow hipsters, that I find myself fist-bumping a lot more these days since my pre-hipster days.

Why?

Because I became a bonafide germaphobe (like Mr. Trump) about 10 years ago, when I went through my second bout with MRSA.

I guess if I ran for office (especially on a national scale) I would be doing a lot of fist-bumping like our new President Donald Trump.

And the President before him. And the President before him.

Mr. Obama said a while back (supposedly said half-jokingly) that the best advice George W. Bush gave HIM was to use hand sanitizer if (heaven forbid) he had to shake hands with anyone.

And for the first time ever…I agree with all three of the last Presidents of The United States of America.

But here’s where I must draw the line of demarcation.

I will NOT use one of those potentially toxic and flammable ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers.

And of course, during this flu season, you will read over and over that you should wash your hands with increase regularity; and when you can’t, to use an ALCOHOL-BASED (at least 60%) hand sanitizer.

Uh. NO!

I won’t.

Here’s an example of the media that seems brainwashed on believing that ALCOHOL is the ONLY type of hand sanitizing product that kills germs. Remember; the flu is a virus, not bacteria. http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/34249989/watch-what-you-touch-keeping-clean-during-flu-season

There ARE alternatives.

I choose to use safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE, NON-TOXIC and NON-FLAMMABLE hand sanitizer. Read ANY of my archived Big

Jay’s Big Blogs to see why I made this methodic choice; as should you.

The science behind safeHands® says it all. Read it here. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

But back to our non-political rant about President “The Donald.”

Germaphobe-in-Chief.

Head fist-bumper.

Hand shaking-less leader of the free world.

I too fear the flu. And I fear that whatever someone touched just before shaking MY hand will make me sick.

And I must head back to the wedding reception we attended recently.

My wife had to use the restroom at this world-famous mid-town Manhattan eatery. When she returned to the table, she looked spooked. She is anemic, but this time she was especially pale.

I asked her what was wrong. When you’re married 40 years, you KNOW the look when something ain’t right.

She told me that NOT ONE of the women using the ladies room washed their hands after using the facility.

And you wonder why I DISPISE shaking hands?

Need I say more?

But I will.

I think with the advent of the so-called “Internet of Things,” soon, we will see mandatory hand sanitizing, perhaps against our will, in restrooms worldwide. Buzzers will blare, and voice will scream “Warning! This oaf didn’t clean hands.” Then a gizmo will come at us and sanitize our hands. It could happen.

And if I’m ever elected President, I would sign that legislation the second it was hand-delivered (after using safeHands® of course) to my oval office desk.

I mean, come on people.

Why are we (as a society) so non-compliant about keeping our hands clean? Is it THAT difficult to simply wash your hands?

That’s why my New Year’s resolution was to shake LESS hands in 2017, wash my hands more prudently and always carry around my trusty bottle of NON-ALCOHOL, NON-TOXIC and NON-FLAMMABLE safeHands® brand hand sanitizer.

God Bless the U.S.A. from germ-filled hands.

Buy safeHands® here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/

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Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

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DANGER AT THE DAYCARE!

Approximately, 11 million U.S. children under age 5 spend an average of 35 hours a week in child care, per some recent data. And the people who take care of them may not always be nearly as aware of hygiene.

On top of that, according to Census Bureau data, one third of young children — or 6.7 million — receive care from a nonrelative on a regular basis, including 4.8 million children who attend an organized preschool or daycare facility. The remaining children are involved in other kinds of arrangements, such as daycare programs based in a provider’s home. This data is courtesy of JournalistsResource.org.

And it’s not cheap to have a child in daycare.

The less money you make, the harder it is to place a child there. Some reports claim that if the family income is less than $20,000 per year, 40% of that income goes to daycare costs.

You would think that daycare of any kind would be aware of their hygiene practices. Heck, at the supermarket, or any restaurant, there is always a sign saying that when workers utilize the rest room, they are commanded (via a dinky sign near the sink) to wash hands before reporting back to their work task.

Ha-Ha.
Yeah…like that happens.
When I read a recent story of some data from the state of Arkansas, I cringed.
If employees don’t do a good job of washing hands where food is served, you might think that it would be better at a childcare center.
You would be wrong if this alarming recent story is accurate. This story is an eye-opener. https://goo.gl/Zv9F8X

The guidelines are clear for all employees who encounter children and babies.

And yet, when recorded on video, it’s all too apparent that a majority of daycare workers either don’t care enough, are too lackadaisical to properly sanitize their hands or simply weren’t trained properly.

In fact, only 22% of the recorded workers washed their hands per instructions that all workers are supposed to comply; an insufficient number by any standard. 22%!!!

And the health consequences could be potentially catastrophic.

Those are YOUR children that you pay (in some cases) a good amount of your income to house your offspring when you can’t be with them.

Am I surprised by all this lack-of-compliance when it comes to hand-washing?

Emphatically, NO!

Let’s face it. We SAY we are living in a civilized society; but when it comes right down to it, many have a lax view regarding good hygiene.

Even healthcare workers can be lax. If HEALTHCARE professionals don’t wash their hands enough as they should, how can we expect lay people (including daycare workers) to do it properly? https://goo.gl/I2pX0F

Which leads me to my mission in life.

Learn how to wash your hands.

Learn when to wash your hands.

Learn that after you wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer.

But (and this is a BIG BUT—no jokes please) please use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizing product like safeHands® brand. Here are the scientific facts about safeHands®. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers can be toxic, as some people can’t have alcohol on their skin. Ask ANY nurse. They will likely tell you they can’t stand those ALCOHOL brands because they dry hands.

Plus, they are flammable. Who wants to burn alive when a flame gets near alcohol? Not me.

Safehands® is the most extensively tested and leading alcohol free hand sanitizer on the market today. Founded by Doctors, safeHands® meets all FDA recommended testing protocols. safeHands main active ingredient: Benzalkonium Chloride, is FDA approved and kills 99.99% of germs. SafeHands® moisturizes the skin while it sanitizes, even on sensitive skin. There are no long term affects from frequent daily use.

I plead with you, that if you come in contact with children at a daycare center, or even in your own home; wash your hands. See the link above (the eye-opening story) about when you should always wash your hands.

As 2016 comes to an end, I want to thank all my readers and the people who allow me to vent about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – the people who manufacture, sell and distribute safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

Special thanks to Dr. Jay Reubens, the founder of safeHands® for realizing the need to have an alternative to ALCOHOL-laden sanitizers.

Reach me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

Have a wonderful and clean 2017.

BE BIG!

YOU LET A KID DO THAT?

During my quest to find the best ways to show you why you need to use ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizers, I stumbled upon a website that featured a picture that made me momentarily lose my mind.

The photograph was so outrageous that I had to share it with my blog readers. Be ready to scream out loud once you see this snapshot that someone had to consciously THINK about using in the article describing what ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers can do besides killing germs on skin.

It’s so appalling, I recommend you place yourself in a sitting position; or perhaps become prone on a bed in case you faint once you see it.

Make sure you have someone in the room with you when you click on this link. https://goo.gl/5sQQIs

I know, right?

Who in their right mind would let what looks like a three or four year-old child use a big bottle of ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizer by themselves?

That’s almost like letting a toddler free to roam through the aisles of a liquor store that gives out free samples.

And this picture (which I linked above) has spread across the internet with lightning speed.

Now remember; I have told you about the possible dire consequences of allowing a child to get a hold of ALCOHOL-laden hand sanitizer.

Those consequences may not be carried out on purpose. A toddler or even an older child could simply begin playing with the substance and decide to lick their fingers, or even take a sip – or more.

The numbers of accidental poisonings utilizing ALCOHOL sanitizers has been rising for years now; almost at epidemic proportions.

Adults AND children are drinking ALCOHOL-laden hand sanitizers; certainly not an intended use. https://goo.gl/sJbKln

The fact that the article featuring additional uses for ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers, should give you immediate pause.

If its strong enough to get rid of pine tree sap, that perhaps got onto the paint or glass of your vehicle as you transported a Christmas tree from a tree farm or purchased at the local fire house; then imagine what it can do to your skin – or better yet – your mouth, esophagus or stomach if ingested?

Here’s another version of the story about using ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers for “other” uses besides killing germs on hands. https://goo.gl/C5TXXf

That’s why I repeatedly tell people to utilize an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand. Here’s the proven and tested science. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/

As a NON-ALCOHOL product, safeHands® brand is NON-TOXIC and can’t ignite if used near a flame source. Those TWO reasons alone should make you think twice about using a product fitting the description of those ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers – ESPECIALLY when a child is involved!!

I can’t be with you to tap on your shoulder to remind you to KEEP those ALCOHOL-laden sanitizers out of the reach of children. Nor can I be with you when you make the purchase of said items.

But I HOPE through my weekly blogs that I am making it sink in just how important it is to use a sanitizer that IS safe; non-toxic and non-flammable.

My hope is that (if nothing else) enough people make noise to the F.D.A. (Food & Drug Administration) and national and state office-holders to at very least, get those ALCOHOL products placed behind the counter; making it harder for kids to get a hold of it.

Another hope of mine is to have YOU participate in the dialog here on the safeHands.com® website. Reach me anytime if you have anything to say at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

You can purchase safeHands® brand foaming ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer here. http://www.safehands.com/shop/

Smart health stars with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!