New Cascades Antibacterial Towels Add Defense Against Infection
Cascades Tissue Group has revolutionized hand washing, with the all-new award-winning line of antibacterial hand towels. With flu season at its peak, H1N1 running rampant, and head colds taking over our workplaces and homes, the time for fighting infection has never been better, making the extra protection offered by a new step in hand care regimens a welcome defense.
To maximize the effectiveness of hand hygiene, Cascades Tissue has introduced the world’s first Antibacterial Hand Towel. Unlike ordinary paper towels, when this revolutionary paper towel comes into contact with the water on your hands, it releases an active ingredient that eliminates 99.99% of bacteria. This paper towel will minimize the germ risk even after your hands are dry for 30 minutes, due to its anti-bacterial effect.
This provides a welcome addition to hand hygiene practices, especially during flu season. According to the CDC, 80% of all infections are transmitted by hand, as inadequate hand washing and drying practices continue to be a consistent problem.
As a first defense against illness and virus outbreak, the Center for Disease Control recommends increased efforts to improve hand hygiene with five simple steps to help prevent sharing bacteria– Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, and Dry. When these steps are done properly, and with the added defense of Antibacterial Hand Towels, it minimizes the risk of germ contamination by reducing the residual bacteria on your hands.
So how does it work? The Cascades Antibacterial Hand Towel has added an antimicrobial agent, benzalkonium chloride (BC), to the product, which in the laboratory environment, has demonstrated the ability to remove four strains of bacteria including MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.
With its wide range of germ-killing abilities, this towel is an excellent product for anywhere, in any business– especially places known for illness outbreaks such as healthcare, hospitality, food service, industrial, and educational facilities. It’s an easy conversion from traditional hand towels as well, as it requires no additional changes or steps to install.
Protect Yourself…and Your Bottom Line
Protect your customers, and help your customers protect their employees and consumers, by offering the added defense of Cascades Antibacterial Towels. This year’s flu season is in full force, with widespread infections covering the majority of the US, making now the perfect time to act.
Even those who were vaccinated are still likely to be carriers of the influenza virus through their hands. Those who are more susceptible to the flu, such as children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, are at far greater risk if they and the people around them do not adhere to the proper levels of hand hygiene, making these hand towels an extra step towards prevention that could possibly save lives.
Furthermore, illness is a massive productivity killer. In any workplace setting, communal areas such as break rooms, copy machines, telephones, and rest rooms are all potential hot spots for bacteria. Investments in prevention go a long way towards protecting a company’s greatest asset– their employees. For every day an employee is home sick, a business loses out on productivity, adding up to far greater costs than it would be to add Cascades Antibacterial Towels to every rest room.
For more information on this innovative new product, visit the links below. You can access sell sheets for Cascades Antibacterial Towels by clicking here. For more literature from Cascades, visit their Vendor Literature page here.Amy Ullsperger, All rights Reserved. Written For: DSR Sales Support Blog