October 31, 2012 : Germs your kids will bring home

Germs your kids will bring home

Winter hasn’t even hit yet, but school has already been in session for a few months, which means the kids are bringing home more and more germs every day. Sniffles, sneezes, coughs, and runny noses are currently being shared more than a box of crayons at your kids’ school. If you have a child who has boundless amounts of energy (the way most of them do) and runs from one place to the next with little thought about where they are putting their hands (the way most of them don’t) then you’re going to want to carry some sani-hands for kids on you. Below we’ve listed 5 of the top places that, as a parent, you’re going to want to be on the lookout for when to help your little one disinfect their hands.

The Supermarket – This place is crawling with germs, from the shelves, to the carts, to every imaginable part of the checkout line. If your little one is anything like the ones we know, then as soon you put them in a cart, they will be chewing on the handle you, and dozens of other people who haven’t washed their hands, use to push the cart. Make sure your kids thoroughly use sani-hands for kids wipes after leaving the store, and be sure to keep as much as possible out of their mouths.

Your friends’ homes – Unfortunately, for many adults, it is not until they have children that they realize the importance of keeping a home not only clean looking, but actually sanitized. Keep a few extra wipes on hand to make sure that your little one doesn’t pick up any colds here.

The Doctor’s Office – Another unfortunate place to be on the lookout as to what your kids are touching and/or putting in their mouths since this is supposed to be an environment you take your kids to in order to help them get better, not worse. The fact of the matter is though; most kids that are coming to a doctor’s office already have a runny nose, a fever, or some other symptom that has prompted this visit. Those very same kids are playing with the same toys your child will be playing with, spreading their germs with every touch of that train or puzzle piece your own kiddo is about to play with.

Public Restrooms – This one is pretty common sense, but needs to be noted along with the others. The most common area that is likely to be covered in germs is will to be the handles that are throughout the restroom, the ones that are used to enter the restroom, the stall handles, the sink faucets, and the handle used to exit the restroom. Remember, just because you wash your hand when you are in the restroom doesn’t mean everyone else does.

The playground – Last but not least, the playground. Another breeding ground for germs of every kind due to the population that is spending the most amount of time on them, children. Be sure to keep a few extra sani-hands for kids in your bag for when you and your little ones are leaving the playground, and above all else, make sure they don’t put anything in their mouth while they are on the playground.


October 11, 2012 : Prevent Getting Sick From Superbugs in Hospitals

Prevent Getting Sick From Superbugs in Hospitals


Today the Science Codex released an article called: "Airborne Superbugs elude Hospital Cleaning Regimes". Within the article, it talks about how there are “hospital superbugs” such as MRSA and C-difficile that float in the air and contaminate all sorts of surfaces in the hospital. In the study they were trying to explain “despite strict cleaning regimes and hygiene controls, some hospitals still struggle to prevent bacteria moving from patient to patient”.  Places that they found a lot of bacteria were on patients’ beds, beside tables, chairs and wash basins.

Although it is inevitable to come in contact with bacteria while being at the hospital, there are actions you can take in order to prevent getting sick from different bacteria’s found in the hospital

Keep hand wipes with you at all times. Sani hands individual packaged wipes are a perfect way to keep your hands clean the entire time you’re at the hospital. Every surface that you encounter while being at the hospital might be contaminated, and therefore it is important to continuously keep your hands clean. 

Keep your hands away from your noise, mouth, and eyes. The less you touch your noise, mouth, and eyes, the less likely the bacteria will be able to get into your system.

If you are staying at the hospital, keep disinfecting wipes in your room. Although, the hospital is responsible for cleaning the rooms, don’t put your health in the hands of the cleaning staff. Use Sani-Cloth HB wipes in the places where bacteria is highly concentrated on including beds, bedside tables, the chairs, and wash basins.

Take daily vitamins. Vitamins help your body keep healthy, and help your immune system fight off sicknesses.


October 9, 2012 : Live a Eco-Friendly Lifestyle by Staying Green

Live a Eco-Friendly Lifestyle by Staying Green

 
In today’s society, people are being more eco-friendly and conscience of the different ways to use recycled and eco-friendly things in order to live a “Green Life”. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is both beneficial for the world and for your wallet. Below we have supplied a list of ways that you and your family can be green!

- Skip the water bottle- instead of buying plastic water bottles that can be costly and use a lot of plastic, carry around a water bottle instead.

- Ride a bicycle instead of driving when possible: driving can not only be costly because of grass prices, but also creates pollution because cars release emissions into the air.

-Save energy: Save energy by using compact fluorescent light bulb, set your thermostat a couple degrees lower, and wash as many clothes as possible in cold water because heating water takes up a lot of energy.

- Use re-usable Tupperware and lunch boxes in your and yours kids lunches instead of using paper bags and zip lock bags

- Encourage your children to use recycled materials when making art projects. Recycled materials that are great for art projects are paper towel and toilet paper cardboard rolls, bottle caps, empty milk jugs, popsicle sticks, shoe boxes, and cereal boxes.

- Use eco-friendly products: Clean your house with green cleaning products by using non-toxic biodegradable products like SCRUBS green cleaning wipes. Also, instead of using normal hand sanitizing wipes like sani-hands, be more green conscience and use green hand-wipes like sani-hands with tencel which is made with 100% compostable fibers and from renewable resources.

- Recycle: A great way to be eco-friendly is by recycling plastic, glass, newspapers, and pop cans.

- Give your clothes away: Instead of throwing away clothes, shoes, and accessories, donate them to a place like Goodwill or sell them to a consignment store so that other people can get use out of them.

Good luck and have fun beginning a eco-friendly lifestyle!


   
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