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Aterra 7: A Triclosan-Free Cleansing Solution

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Triclosan is a word no one wants to read on the ingredient label of their antibacterial soap today. The Food and Drug Administration has banned the widely used and disputed antiseptic chemical, along with triclocarban and 17 other chemicals from being used in hand and body washes. Companies nationwide have been instructed to take these […]

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The Simple Truths & Debunked Myths of Hand Sanitizer

The Earth is flat, Big Foot is real, we never really landed on the moon, Elvis drives trucks these days incognito in Texas and eating two Big Macs a day can actually help you lose weight. The world is full of popular, but silly myths that have been debunked through science and research. With numerous […]

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Hand Sanitizer: The Swiss Army Knife Of Cleaning Agents

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Hand Sanitizer No One-Hit Disinfectant Wonder The world’s No. 1 germ killer isn’t a one-hit wonder or a one-trick pony. Hand sanitizer is also a Swiss Army Knife in a bottle, a versatile cleansing agent that has more uses than Baskin Robbins has flavors. Killing 99 percent of all germs on contact is just the […]

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The Lesser-Known Truths About The Flu

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Death, taxes and the flu. If there’s one certainty about Iowa winters, it’s that influenza is an ever-present threat we have to keep our guard up against, even during the mildest of Hawkeye State winters. But despite all the information available on the realities of the flu, there still many myths, old wive’s tales and […]

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Flu Slowly Morphing Into Iowa Winter Storm

Influenza is in the air, lying in plain sight in all the coughs, sneezes and runny noses of our family members, coworkers, neighbors and friends. And after a quiet start, the 2018-19 flu season has turned fierce and deadly in Iowa as influenza settles like a bad storm over the Hawkeye State. However, how bad […]

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Baby’s Survival Guide To This Yucky Cold & Flu Season

The flu, as we all know too well, takes no mercy on its victims. And influenza is hardest on its most vulnerable targets: infants and toddlers. It’s a hard, cold, fact of life that your baby will get a cold at some point of this winter’s ruthless cold and flu season. After all, babies love […]

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Antibacterial vs Antimicrobial, What is the Difference?

The world is full of great rivalries: The Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers, Apollo Creed vs. Rocky Balboa, Pepsi vs. Coke, Democrats vs. Republicans, Chevy trucks vs. Ford trucks, Marvel vs. DC Comics. In the germ-fighting game, the No. 1 feud going today is the performance battle between antibacterial and antimicrobial substances. These […]

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‘Fasten Your Seat Belt’ for Potentially Nasty Flu Season

Experts urge ‘everyone’ to get vaccinated by Halloween as potentially nasty influenza weather looms Some events should never be green lit for a sequel, namely, the 2017-18 U.S. cold and flu season. One of the worst seasons in recent memory produced epidemic levels of influenza or pneumonia for 16 consecutive weeks, hospitalized more than 700,000 […]

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U.S. Flu Shot Gets A Shot In The Arm

WHO and FDA strengthen vaccine for 2018-19 season to target season’s No. 1 threat: H3N2 Even a flu vaccine can get the flu. Overwhelmed by an unexpected surge by H3N2 strains, the flu shot wasn’t itself last season. With the disturbing numbers on the 2017-18 cold and flu season in front of them, the World […]

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