Why Kleenhanz © is Better
The Germ Problem
“Hand washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection.”
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Atlanta, GA
But what happens to you after you’ve washed your hands? You turn off the faucet and grab the door handle shared by so many others who didn’t wash theirs!
Alcohol-based gels are common, but they have many drawbacks such as;
- Flammability concerns due to low flashpoints
- Should be used on “already clean” hands
- Not recommended as a surface disinfectant
- Irritant to cuts and scrapes
- No persistency after alcohol dries (usually 15-20 seconds)
- Drying and cracking of hands with repeated use
- Foul odor from heavy concentrations of alcohol
- Does not actually clean hands, nor remove germs from hands
Did You Know…
- 95% of adults claim to wash their hands after using public restrooms.
- 67% of adults actually do wash their hands after using public restrooms.
- One of four adults does not wash after changing a baby’s diaper.
- Fewer than one in five wash after handling money, a major carrier of disease germs.
- Fewer than half of us wash after handling our pets or cleaning up after them.
- Just one in three adults washes after sneezing or coughing.
- Each year an estimated 79 million people in the U.S. become ill from food-related diseases.
- One in three E-coli outbreaks is caused by poor personal hygiene (hand washing) by food handlers.
- In one study, children who washed their hands four times a day missed 51% fewer school days.
- 164 million school days are missed each year due to illness, which could be greatly reduced with proper hand washing.
Have You Heard…
“Antimicrobial-impregnated wipes (i.e., towelettes) may be considered as an alternative to washing hands with non-antimicrobial soap and water.”
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 2002 Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
Infection Control Today posted an article in January of 2007 suggesting alcohol gels have no residual kill function. Rather, they merely rub the remaining dirt around the hands. To be effective, they should be applied only to completely dry and clean hands.
In February of 2007, Good Morning America ran a report that researchers have found grocery store shopping cart handles have more germs than public restrooms. They found that shopping carts were loaded with more saliva, bacteria and even fecal matter than escalators, public telephones, and even public bathrooms. An Arkansas law is attempting to push grocery stores to provide sanitation wipes at the door.
ABC News ran a story in October of 2006 titled “Schools Can Be a Hotbed of Bacteria” in which it was noted that an elementary school is a potential Petri dish of possibility to spread germs. It was suggested that children wash their hands after gym and before lunch before they touch shared objects such as doorknobs. The show’s recommendation – sanitizing wipes as they can be acceptable substitutes for proper hand washing on the go.
The Kleenhanz® Solution
The Kleenhanz® system consists of a fresh scented, pre-moistened, disposable towelette that wipes out germs. And the dispensing system is designed to create a barrier between you and germs when you need it most; especially for hand mediated functions such as door handles, faucets, shopping cart handles, utensils, handling money and many other uses. Kleenhanz® is positioned to offer consumers the solution for reducing the changes of infectious bacteria affecting their health. Liquid products without towelettes for friction, such as gels and foams, do not effectively remove matter from your hands.
Kleenhanz® serves as an effective, waterless solution to hand washing.
- Clean, sanitize AND remove germs
- Antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
- Water based solution (over 99%)
- Non-alcoholic solution
- Non-hazardous formula
- Fresh scented
- Convenient packaging
- Lightly moistened
- Sealed for safety and moisture retention
- Economically sized (5.5” x 7.5” sheets)