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Flu-Wary About the Handshake? Use Purell Instead

November 29th, 2011 | Posted by Nick in Purell - (Comments Off)

Concerns over the spread of colds, the flu and other viruses that spread from skin-to-skin contact like from a handshake have health professionals recommending that we adopt a touching elbows technique. Purell, the leading Hand Sanitizer brand, says 2 in 5 American adults have hesitated to shake hands with someone because of fear of germs. Even more interesting is that 55 percent of Americans would rather touch a public toilet seat than shake a hand of someone after they have sneezed or coughed into it. Today’s youth have adopted the fist bump among other things to stay “cool” and “trendy,” but many Americans are following this trend because of their fears of germs.

Frequent hand washing has been improving, but there is not a sink available. 3 in 5 Americans have agreed that if they had a sanitizer like Purell wipes, they would be less hesitant to shake hands with someone. There is no reason to refuse a handshake, as you are very possibly offending a friend, colleague or family member by doing so. By following proper hand hygiene you are doing the single best thing to prevent infection and illness. When a sink is not available, Purell Sanitizer is the number 1 doctor recommended brand and used most by hospitals and schools as it’s proven to kill 99.99 percent of the most common germs that may cause illness.

A quarter of Americans identify them as germaphobes. Greeting is done with a handshake in the modern world, a powerful and intensely personal gesture and can be traced back to medieval times. Today it’s thought by many as a medium for germ transmission, and as a result it is on the decline.

Instead of letting the handshake go the way of the Dodo bird, why not be more conscious of how frequent you wash your hands and where you are putting them (ie: avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth). The handshake is so much more powerful than a fist bump, it establishes trust and is far more intimate. When you can not wash your hands, make sure to take some Purell hand sanitizer along with you.

Will ‘Contagion’ Increase Purell Usage?

September 8th, 2011 | Posted by Cameron in Purell - (Comments Off)

If you haven’t heard already, the movie ‘Contagion’ is set to release tomorrow. What could a horror movie about a deadly virus rapidly spreading in an uncontrolled manner have to do with Purell? Well, we think just about everything. The movie, starring A-List actors including Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, has already stirred up conversation revolving around Purell. Moviegoers who got a sneak peek have been tweeting about their increased need for washing their hands, cleaning their homes, and of course Purell sanitizer. Even the movie crew has gotten on the Purell train. Damon discussed some of his thoughts about increased usage do to the movie, including jokingly mentioning that maybe he should have bought stock in Purell. Watch the video below to hear what Damon had to say.

While the chance of this level of pandemic occurring in reality is slim, several disease physicians have argued that it is not impossible. They claim that pandemics have occurred in the past and will likely happen in the future. Purell may not be able to stop a pandemic, but a little prevention can go a long way.