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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Prevent Spreading Germs

Last month my entire family came down with the latest flu virus that has been going around. While we were all ill I kept cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces in our home until the flu was just a memory. Then I went back to my normal cleaning schedule. After dealing with the flu for three weeks I was very excited to hear that I would be reviewing the products pictured below from Shoplet.com and Gojo.
The best way to prevent spreading germs is to wash your hands often with soap and water. What do you do when you are not near soap and water? For example: When you are out grocery shopping and pick up a package of chicken. The package leaves moisture on your hands! What do you do? I use my Gojo Sample of PurellJelly Wrap (hand sanitizer) that I have clipped to my purse. Then after shopping I wash my hands with soap and water. Having this handy little bottle of hand sanitizer hanging on my bag makes it easy to use with out touching my purse. This should in turn help prevent spreading germs.

The product you see on your left in the above photo is the Purell Pal instant hand sanitizer desktop dispenser.  I think that is a neat way to keep your hand sanitizer near you at work. Did you know that the average desk harbors over 10,000,000 germs? A computer keyboard harbors on average 3,295 germs per sq. in. A mouse harbors an average of 1,676 germs per sq. in. A phone harbors an average of 25,127 germs per sq. in. That sure is a lot of germs. I would think using hand sanitizer in between wash room trips might prevent some of these germs from being brought home to our family. (The above mentioned facts were from a study by the University of Arizona titled Germs In The Work Place.)

Next is the Gojo Purell Hand Sanitizer/Dispenser AD-7. I really am happy about this dispenser. I found the dispenser simple to mount easy to use. I mounted it on the wall near our patio door. We use this door when we go out to feed our chickens. I like to sanitize my hands before and after I collect eggs. This is very convenient for that purpose. When I step back in my house after handling chickens or eggs I do not like to touch door knobs, faucet handles or other surfaces before sanitizing them. Of course I then wash my hands with soap and water.

To go with the dispenser I received Purell Advanced Non-Aerosol Instant Hand Sanitizer Foam to fill the Gojo Purell Hand Sanitizer/Dispenser AD-7. The thick rich foam claims to kill 99.9% of common germs. I tried the foam and it dries very quickly and does not leave a sticky feeling.  Not feeling sticky is very important to me! 
I received the above mentioned products from Shoplet.com in exchange for an honest review.


  1. We do everything we can to stay healthy. It helps us not to have children around (something which you have)... I do worry when we run errands (groceries, etc.)... We wash our hands alot --and use the hand sanitizers. SO far (knock on wood) we have stayed healthy this winter. Hope that continues...

    Thanks for the great info.

  2. I recently had to go to an Urgent Care for a gallbladder attack, and I washed my hands 3x while I was there and used hand sanitizer twice. But I did not catch the flu from all those hacking folks there, so it must've worked!