Category: health

Clean Up After the Storm

The storm may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the danger is.  Read on to learn some tips and important steps your can take for clean up after the storm. Prevent or Clean Up Mold After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family. After a storm or flood, mold can be a serious problem. Act fast to prevent...

Empress Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves Now Available!

Empress Products have just released a new line in their glove offering, Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves. Varied industries, from supermarkets, restaurants and food processors, to healthcare facilities and Jan/San suppliers, face concerns regarding microbial cross contamination. More broadly, distributors and end-users in these industries face the weight of bio-burden in their products and services. Bio-burden refers to the number of bacteria living on an un-sterilized surface. It’s a factor that is often difficult to measure under everyday conditions, but it’s an ever-present concern wherever health safety is a top priority. Simply put – protecting your products and customers from “bad germs”...

Final FDA rules on antibacterial hand soaps

On Friday, September 2nd 2016, FDA issued the long expected final rule for over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products. As a result, the FDA will exclude 19 active ingredients, including Triclosan, that have been listed on the previous 1994 tentative final monograph for over-the-counter antiseptic wash products. Manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Manufacturers have until September 2nd 2017 to meet compliance. It’s important to note that this ruling only applies to product intended to be...

Clorox Bleach: Is it Food Safe?

Clorox Bleach isn’t just for laundry. Did you know that Clorox Germicidal Bleach is NSF certified food safe? The Clorox Professional Products Company has indeed earned that certification (see the letter HERE) but you won’t see it on the label, or the box. Despite the missing label, a number of authorities promote liquid chlorine bleach as a food safe sanitizer, including the CDC, the FDA, the USDA, and FoodSafety.gov, in addition to the NSF. According to the letter, Clorox Germicidal Bleach is food safe in it’s regular form – meaning without scents, or additives intended for use in laundry. Clorox...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   NBCAM was founded in 1985, to help promote awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The American Cancer Society estimates by the end of the year more than 221,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Did You Know? 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women....

Celebrate 2015 International Clean Hands Week!

It’s International Clean Hands Week!  Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important and easiest ways to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. Stay healthy by celebrating International Clean Hands Week, September 20th-26th. Did you know? Nearly 22 million school days are lost due to the common cold alone. Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or more on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Improving your health is as easy as washing your hands. Hand-washing can reduce repertory illnesses in the general population by 21% according to...

Cold and Flu Season Is Upon Us; Fight Back

It’s that time of the year again… We are not talking about tax season, but peak Cold and Flu season. Flu season is an annually recurring period of time characterized by outbreaks of influenza. The season occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere, late fall to early spring in the United States. And we are right smack in the middle of it. Influenza can sometimes be predicted and tracked geographically. While the beginning of major flu activity in each season varies, in any specific location these epidemics usually take about 3 weeks to peak and another...

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Finish 2014 Strong, With Last Minute Q4 Rebates

Save More, Sell More With Q4 Rebates for Distributors and End-Users It’s a very busy time of year for the distributor sales rep. Between wrapping up gifts, and wrapping up year-end business, it’s easy to forget about all of the lucrative Q4 rebates that are still available! These rebates range in value from $50 up to $2000 on purchases made in Q4. The majority of these distributor rebates also have an end-user counterpart, making it easy to push through a few last-minute sales that will help your customers qualify…while earning you and your company added incentives as well! Take a...

A Product Guide for Ebola Disinfection

With the Ebola virus being one of the top news stories for several weeks now, the need for information regarding everyday disinfection has grown exponentially. Whether it’s the hospitality industry, transportation, education or healthcare, the fears of this deadly virus are not unfounded as it’s made its way onto US soil. Regardless of the industry served, the same general disinfection guidelines apply, and we have gathered all of the latest information needed to keep yourself and your customers informed and protected against the Ebola virus. General Guides to Disinfection The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control...

Kutol Innovates and Improves Hand Care Products

Kutol Dispenser Upgrades When they received multiple comments that the base of the refill dock on the Counter-Mount Dispenser was causing some rusting issues, Kutol sought a solution.  They replaced the stainless steel sleeve with a chrome-plated pump housing, creating a more durable alternative.  Additionally, the pump assembly itself is now made of durable plastic parts. In addition to improving the pump, Kutol also eliminated the adhesive gasket on the base of the Pump Assembly, after determining that a bead of waterproof silicone caulk would hold up better over time.  For more information and a video tutorial, please see the...