Navigation Links
Clean Hands are Key to Fighting Cold, Flu Germs
Date:9/24/2007

WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the cold and flu season now upon us, it's time for health-minded individuals to pay particular attention to washing their hands on a regular basis because, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cleaning our hands is the single most important measure people can take to keep from getting a cold or the flu.

"Studies have shown that 40 percent of women and 58 percent of men do not routinely wash their hands-including after using restroom facilities," says Adam Siegel, a certified hygiene program manager at UniFirst, which provides safety apparel and facility cleanliness products to companies throughout North America.

Health studies have shown that cold and flu germs are able to survive on and be transferred from many commonly touched surfaces for up to 48 hours. Some are obvious, like door handles, phones, and computer keyboards. But others tend to be less apparent, like elevator buttons, cafeteria tables, and debit card keypads.

When soap and water are not available, medical experts recommend that waterless hand sanitizing gels or wipes, such as Purell(R) products, be used as they can kill 99.9 percent of the most common germs that cause illness.

For hand washing to be truly effective, the CDC says it must be done for at least 20 seconds and involve a thorough cleaning of the front and back of the hands, as well as the areas between fingers and under the nails. And since damp faucets can provide inviting homes for cold and flu germs, cleanliness experts generally recommend turning knobs with paper towels and, similarly, activating blow dryers with paper or even elbows. In fact, Siegel says it's because of such concerns that companies like UniFirst are now finding a surging demand for motion-activated, hands-free soap dispensers and touch-free faucets.

As experts at the Mayo Clinic point out, hand washing doesn't take much time or effort, but it certainly offers
'/>"/>

SOURCE UniFirst
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cleanliness might lead to Asthma
2. Clean air protects lives
3. Unsafe Injections and Unclean Hand hygiene major cause of hospital infections in India
4. Contaminated Land Can Be Cleaned By Micro-Organisms
5. Clean Blades To Be Provided To Self-Harmers
6. GMC Gives Controversial Fertility Doctor, A Clean Chit
7. Cleaning Cathartic?
8. Mystery Behind Lens Cleansing Solution and Eye Infection Unresolved
9. Cleanliness Standards Dropped In NHS Hospitals – Patient Report
10. Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene –The Mantra to Prevent Food Poisonin
11. Three Scottish Hospitals Fail To Meet Cleanliness Standards: NHS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 According to ... and Craniofacial Research), after chronic back pain, TMJ disorders ... resulting in pain and disability. In addition, the report ... percent of the population, costing an estimated 4 billion ... million Americans suffering from seemingly unrelated symptoms such as ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 As ISO 27001 has quickly ... companies of all sizes and in all industries, Pivot ... prepare for ISO 27001 certification. The information security audit ... them for ISO 27001 certification. Pivot Point's commitment to ... the number of Lead Implementers and Auditors the company ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Guided by the extensive work of its ... its collaboration with organizations around the world to identify ... eight essential actions for organizations committed to patient ... and systems committed to providing the best in experience ... leadership with committed time and focused intent to shape ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... FMC Corporation’s Health and Nutrition business announced ... market leading ingredients and solutions at Vitafoods Europe from ... Europe 2015 expects to host 14,000 attendees and 750 ... in such areas as digestive health, heart health, healthy ... Nutrition’s booth will feature its world leading Epax® brand ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 On May ... conclude a social media campaign to raise awareness of ... Michael Mamas; and Sri Somesvara Temple. Ironically, when many ... of North Carolina, they thought they were leaving the ... at least six months of meditation, service to a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dentist in Graham NC Reveals that a Jaw Disorder May Be the Cause of Chronic Headaches and Back Pain 2Health News:Six Additional New ISO 27001 Lead Implementers Certified for Pivot Point Security 2Health News:Guiding Principles for Patient Experience Excellence Identified by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:FMC Health and Nutrition to Feature Epax® Brand Omega-3 Ingredients at Vitafoods Europe 2015 2Health News:Mount Soma Monks Do Social Media 2
... Scientists seeking to harness the power of the ... hurdles: recruiting key immune cells called dendritic cells into ... found and helping them recognize tumor cells as targets ... however, have identified a sequence of molecular events that ...
... Tracey Neale, MC,s event with Rock & Roll Hall ... the nation,s biggest problem: the health of our peopleWASHINGTON, ... Inaugural Ball announced today the complete line up of ... Natural History Museum, home of the Hope Diamond. ...
... Ohio distributor recalls two King Nut brands; almost 400 in ... -- Lab tests on a tainted tub of peanut butter ... has sickened almost 400 people across the United States, Minnesota ... the Minnesota Department of Health Web site, was a follow-up ...
... The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine feels ... be well advised to review its policy banning photographs ... that breastfeeding is an unseemly bodily function best kept ... has no place in contemporary society. It further perpetuates ...
... to consumers and purchasers , PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 ... awarded full accreditation in Pharmacy Benefit Management from ... that establishes quality standards for the health care ... symbol of excellence to employers, health care consumers, ...
... County Community College,District (WCCCD) has partnered with the Michigan ... oral health for foster care youth. The seminar,will be ... Student Welcome,Center on Wednesday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. ... of the District,s Dental Program will schedule,teeth cleaning appointments ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene therapy eliminates brain tumors through selective recruitment of immune cells 2Health News:Gene therapy eliminates brain tumors through selective recruitment of immune cells 3Health News:Health for All Inaugural Ball Brings Renowned Speakers and Entertainment to Election's Key Issue 2Health News:Health for All Inaugural Ball Brings Renowned Speakers and Entertainment to Election's Key Issue 3Health News:Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak 2Health News:Facebook Flack Regarding Breastfeeding Mothers 2Health News:FutureScripts(R) Earns URAC Pharmacy Benefit Manager Accreditation 2Health News:WCCCD Partners With Michigan Department of Human Services to Present a Dental Health Seminar to Foster Care Youth 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  As the Innovation Insight ... Philadelphia , InCrowd, provider of on-demand answers ... of life science insights experts in charting a new ... and innovation in research. Presented jointly by ... by Communispace Health, IIeX Health features TED-style presentations and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 - The First Company in ... State Intellectual Property Office of China ... - A New Treatment Which Offers Hope for ... - About 20% of Elderly Urban Chinese Suffer From Peripheral ... Higher Than in Men. CLI is a Progressive Form of ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... , April 26, 2015 Cancer experts ... VAR ) supported project in the area of distributed ... data" for the benefit of patients. Speakers at a ... Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) forum in Barcelona ... treatment and applying that knowledge to help benefit the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InCrowd Helps IIeX Health 2015 Chart New Paths for Turning Physician Insights Into Innovation 2InCrowd Helps IIeX Health 2015 Chart New Paths for Turning Physician Insights Into Innovation 3Stempeutics Gets Stem Cell Patent in China (Chinese Application Number: CN201080053627) for its Novel Stem Cell Drug 'Stempeucel' 2Stempeutics Gets Stem Cell Patent in China (Chinese Application Number: CN201080053627) for its Novel Stem Cell Drug 'Stempeucel' 3Stempeutics Gets Stem Cell Patent in China (Chinese Application Number: CN201080053627) for its Novel Stem Cell Drug 'Stempeucel' 4Cancer Experts Detail How 'Big Data' Plays a Critical Role in Improving Clinical Decision-Making in Oncology Treatments at 3rd ESTRO Forum 2Cancer Experts Detail How 'Big Data' Plays a Critical Role in Improving Clinical Decision-Making in Oncology Treatments at 3rd ESTRO Forum 3
... 17, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc. ( www.syncardia.com ), ... Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced ... due in part to Certified Centers performing a record ... Artificial Heart . (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120517/LA08709 ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2012  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... treating early-stage inoperable lung cancer and other conditions non-invasively ... Society (ATS) later this week in San Francisco.  ... front of pulmonologists who may not be familiar with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SynCardia Posts Record Revenue and Profit in Q1 2012 2SynCardia Posts Record Revenue and Profit in Q1 2012 3Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Radiosurgery Technology for Non-invasive Treatment of Early Stage Inoperable Lung Cancer 2Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Radiosurgery Technology for Non-invasive Treatment of Early Stage Inoperable Lung Cancer 3Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Radiosurgery Technology for Non-invasive Treatment of Early Stage Inoperable Lung Cancer 4
TVL defibrillation leads have a patented coiled-coil design for faster, easier insertion and more precise intracardiac placement. Designed with an integrated bipolar design, the lead enables high-vol...
The Livewire steerable electrophysiology catheter is uniquely designed with an ergonomic handle and patented steering mechanism to provide smooth, precise catheter tip movement, even during lengthy e...
... HP catheters feature 20 bipolar-spaced electrodes ... highest degree of mapping resolution in ... via a 20-pole catheter enables more ... than with 10-pole catheter systems. The ...
Livewire TC steerable ablation catheters are designed for the RF ablation of arrhythmias. They are available in a variety of curves and configurations, including bi-directional catheters for added fl...
Medicine Products: