The flu has not struck our house yet and I am doing everything possible to avoid it. In fact, as of last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 47 states have declared the incidence of flu to be regional or widespread in their communities and nearly 10,000 cases of H1N1 have been documented. With the thought of the flu on everyone's mind we are taking precautions with LYSOL®, a brand that is committed to making sure the public is armed with the knowledge and tools to help keep themselves and their families healthy and safe.
Through its Mission for Health, LYSOL engages communities across the country to promote hygiene practices and instill healthy habits. Together with its healthcare professional and education partners, such as the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Lysol spreads healthy habits directly into schools and homes. These organizations champion healthy environments and teach lifelong healthy behaviors that help prevent infectious diseases, in an attempt to lessen the impact of the millions of school days missed by students each year in the United States.
In addition to routinely cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surface areas, the CDC recommends the following effective tips to help families stay healthy during peak flu activity:
- Get vaccinated with a seasonal flu shot the most important step in preventing cold and flu.
- Help prevent the spread of flu germs by practicing proper cough and sneeze etiquette, staying away from sick people, and staying home if you get sick.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often, or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to a sink.
In addition to these tips, you can also use LYSOL products such as the Lysol® Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes, a product that is designed to kill 99.9% of viruses & bacteria including Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Staphylococcus aureus without the use of bleach harshness or harsh chemical residue. We also like the Lysol® Disinfectant Spray and the Lysol Hand Soap that delivers a pump so that you can encourage hand washing to help prevent the spread of germs.
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