Hand washing

COVID-19 and Cleaning: New ACI Survey Finds More Than One-Third of Americans Still Not Following Proper Hand Hygiene Practices

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:35pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005768/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005768/en/
    A new poll released by the American Cleaning Institute shows more than one-third of Americans are not following proper handwashing practices, even in the wake of the coronavirus.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The survey, conducted by Ipsos for ACI ( cleaninginstitute.org ), asked respondents what changes, if any, they have made to their hand hygiene practices since learning about the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The survey was conducted to pinpoint current gaps in consumer cleaning for disease prevention and respond with effective guidance.
  • When asked what hygiene or cleaning products they have used more of since learning about the novel coronavirus, Americans said:

National Survey Shows Dire Shortages of PPE, Hand Sanitizer Across the U.S.

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:00pm

The federal government must act NOW to secure more personal protective equipment and coordinate distribution where its needed most.

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  • The federal government must act NOW to secure more personal protective equipment and coordinate distribution where its needed most.
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The online survey asked APICs U.S.-based infection preventionist members to categorize their supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items including hand sanitizer and cleaning products on a 5-point scale from having plenty to none.
  • Hand sanitizer is also in short supply at more than 1 in 4 facilities surveyed (322 respondents or 28.27%): 292 respondents (25.64%) are almost out; 30 respondents (2.63%) are completely out.
  • Infection preventionists develop evidence-based practices to prevent the spread of infection, including protocols for hand hygiene and the proper use of PPE.

Hand Sanitizer Market Anticipated to Reach $5.5 Billion in 2024 - ReportsnReports

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Hand sanitizer is an antiseptic liquid, foam, or gel used to inhibit the spread of infectious microorganisms and other harmful bacteria on the hands.

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  • Hand sanitizer is an antiseptic liquid, foam, or gel used to inhibit the spread of infectious microorganisms and other harmful bacteria on the hands.
  • The hand sanitizer is used to address microorganism's immune to soap and water.
  • The Hand Sanitizers Market study has 135 pages, 58 tables and figures at https://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/requestsample.aspx?name=1517977
    The use of hand sanitizers has gained popularity.
  • The global market for Hand Sanitizer at $2.4 billion in 2017 is anticipated to reach $5.5 billion in 2024.

Hand Sanitizer Market Anticipated to Reach $5.5 Billion in 2024 - ReportsnReports

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Hand sanitizer is an antiseptic liquid, foam, or gel used to inhibit the spread of infectious microorganisms and other harmful bacteria on the hands.

Key Points: 
  • Hand sanitizer is an antiseptic liquid, foam, or gel used to inhibit the spread of infectious microorganisms and other harmful bacteria on the hands.
  • The hand sanitizer is used to address microorganism's immune to soap and water.
  • The Hand Sanitizers Market study has 135 pages, 58 tables and figures at https://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/requestsample.aspx?name=1517977
    The use of hand sanitizers has gained popularity.
  • The global market for Hand Sanitizer at $2.4 billion in 2017 is anticipated to reach $5.5 billion in 2024.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:32am

The FDA posted questions and answers related to consumer use of hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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  • The FDA posted questions and answers related to consumer use of hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • The FDA wants to make consumers aware of the steps the agency is taking to increase the supply of hand sanitizer during this public health emergency.
  • The questions also discuss hand washing, expiration dates and other frequently asked questions by consumers on hand sanitizer.
  • Late yesterday, the FDA issued an immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency .

Eemax® Delivers Safe, On-Demand Hot Water for Handwashing

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:29pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC )recommends frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to protect against COVID-19.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC )recommends frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to protect against COVID-19.
  • Eemax tankless electric water heaters can help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by making comfortable handwashing available to all.
  • "Eemax water heating equipment is vital for health and safety, particularly for water heating, disinfecting homes, food and medical sanitation, handwashing, and emergency eye and drench showers for oil, gas and chemical industries and the military," saidJens Bolleyer, Eemax VP and General Manager.
  • Participants will learn how hot water can impact the health efficacy of handwashing, and the barriers to effective handwashing including: location, equipment, temperature, water volume and flow.

Geyser Brands Inc. Announces Launch of Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:35pm

Both the BBC & CNN have reported on global shortages, with many hand sanitizer brands out of stock.

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  • Both the BBC & CNN have reported on global shortages, with many hand sanitizer brands out of stock.
  • According to Radiant Insights, Inc. the hand sanitizer market is expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2024 owing to rising consumer awareness towards hand hygiene and well-being.
  • "Our hand sanitizer is scent free so many hospitals or organizations and customers don't have to worry about perfumes or scented oils.
  • Geyser Brands Inc. develops consumer product brands in the health and wellness sector that use hemp and CBD as a value-added ingredient.

Albertsons Companies implements social distancing protocol across all stores

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:35pm

Social distancing can make a significant difference in our communities as we face this pandemic, said Vivek Sankaran, President & CEO.

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  • Social distancing can make a significant difference in our communities as we face this pandemic, said Vivek Sankaran, President & CEO.
  • Our stores are following the guidance from the CDC with regard to regular hand washing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols.
  • We believe that the next step toward helping slow and contain the COVID-19 virus is by reinforcing proper social distancing whenever possible.
  • Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States.

Meritech Provides Coronavirus Resource Center and Webinar to Reinforce Hygiene Best Practices in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:26pm

GOLDEN, Colo., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritech is taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of the general public by providing a Coronavirus Information Center and educational webinar to provide hygiene best practices in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • GOLDEN, Colo., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritech is taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of the general public by providing a Coronavirus Information Center and educational webinar to provide hygiene best practices in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • "While the COVID-19 risk is serious, it is not a time for mass hysteria or fear," said Meritech CEO David Duran.
  • Meritech's Coronavirus Information Center includes blog articles, instructional videos, and handwashing guides, and downloadable posters that can be used to educate and reinforce proper hand hygiene methods.
  • Meritech makes the perfect hand wash easy, effective, and eco-friendly so that together, we can make the world a healthier and safer place.

Healthy Hand Washing Survey Examines 11 Years of Americans' Hand Washing Habits

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:26pm

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 11 years that Bradley Corporation has been conducting its Healthy Hand Washing Survey , some hand washing practices in the U.S. have changed significantly.

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  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 11 years that Bradley Corporation has been conducting its Healthy Hand Washing Survey , some hand washing practices in the U.S. have changed significantly.
  • The majority of Americans now respond to virus outbreaks by washing their hands more frequently, more thoroughly or longer.
  • The most recent Healthy Hand Washing Survey queried American adults and youth online Dec. 11-16, 2019.
  • 64% of Americans correctly believe that hand washing is more effective in removing germs than hand sanitizer a fact supported by the CDC.