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60% Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Found to Be Most Effective

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When it comes to determining the most effective alcohol-based hand sanitizer, 60 is the magic number. The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Preventions officially recommends hand sanitizer comprised of at least 60 percent alcohol as an effective tool for neutralizing germs when soap and water are not available. Numerous studies have verified the CDC’s […]

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Verdict: Hand Sanitizer Remains Safe, Effective Germ Killer

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While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has benched over-the-counter consumer antiseptic hand wash products containing several potentially dangerous ingredients, hand sanitizer remains a trusted and reliable germ-killing option when soap and water are not readily available. The FDA ruled in early September companies can no longer market antibacterial soaps and body washes containing 19 […]

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Hand Sanitizer: A New Defender of America’s Food Supply

Dirty hands handling fresh produce

The hands that feed America are the hands that bacteria loves to cling to. And in America’s fruit and vegetable fields, orchards and packing facilities, produce farmers are turning to hand sanitizer to defeat dangerous bacteria. Already a trusted weapon in America’s schools, healthcare centers, work and social places, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are now working […]

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Germs and the Office Equal a Costly, Sickly Mix

Thanks for coming to work, said no one ever

As if facing work dead in the face on a deadline-heavy Monday in the cold dead of winter wasn’t scary enough … Welcome To Germville, USA (AKA: Your Office). The average American office houses a thousand times more germs than its computers house emails and a sometimes unrelenting avalanche of health threats. Germs lurk on […]

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Hand Hygiene Day Sends a Life-saving Message Worldwide

We don’t need to be Superman, Iron Man or Wonder Woman. We all have the power to help save lives. It’s as easy washing our hands. Clean hands save lives. That’s the important message the World Health Organization is sending worldwide May 5 during World Hand Hygiene Day. Clean hands prevent infection and stop illnesses […]

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Earth Day: A Greener Earth Starts with Us

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb We only have one Earth, one planet we call home. And we’ve learned over the last century, our behavior can have a lasting, damaging effect on the future livability of our planet. Through green initiatives, education, community […]

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The B4 Brands Private Labeling Difference

Private label lotion, soap and hand sanitizer

Whatever a customer’s specific needs, B4 Brands meets it with private label solutions. Whether a promotional product, a single private label item, or a complete branded line of skin care products, B4 Brands can design a custom formulation of high quality skin care products to meet a wide variety of market-specific needs and help you […]

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Rise of H3N2 Could Worsen This Year’s U.S. Flu Season

This winter’s flu season has come in like a lion, and is already neutralizing the effectiveness of some flu shots and could lead to a large increase in deaths and hospitalizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in early December that an aggressive type of influenza is circulation and some strains aren’t covered […]

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The Great Germ-Stopping Debate: Alcohol-Based vs Alcohol-free Hand Sanitizers

Alcohol-free hand sanitizers, Available in bulk quantities.

In these highly contagious and sickly times that is the 2014-15 cold and flu season, hand sanitizer is standard, necessary equipment to help us thwart off infectious bacteria, germs and pathogens. When soap and water are not available, there’s no better option to keep our hands clean than hand sanitizer. The most trusted hand sanitizer […]

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Are You Properly Applying Hand Sanitizer? Probably Not.

Applying alcohol-free hand sanitizer to hands

 Apply to hand sanitizer to hands, rub quickly on hands, 99.9 percent of germs gone, right? Wrong. When soap and water aren’t available, nothing’s more effective than scrubbing hands clean of germs and bacteria than hand sanitizer, but proper application procedures are needed to ensure hand sanitizers can do their job and cleanse hands of […]

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