These days nearly everyone has hand sanitizer in their bags, on their office desks, and in their cars, since it's an easy and portable method in preventing the spread of germs.
I personally never leave home without a bottle of hand sanitizer on me, I have those small bottles that are convenient enough to toss in my pocket. While we marvel at them for their ease of use, there are some dangers to hand sanitizers and some potential risks as well.
The reason why hand sanitizers are effective is because they contain alcohol and/or toxic chemicals, and if used improperly can be dangerous.
If that scares you, especially if you have children, there is a unique, alcohol-free hand sanitizer that provides you and your family proactive security from germs. Prefenz. Even better...One application lasts all day, and kills germs for up to 24 hours. It stays active for up to 10 hand washings.
The most obvious danger of hand sanitizer is poisoning. If too much is applied at once it's difficult for small children to rub it in completely, and before evaporation can occur, fingers and hands could already be in their mouth.
Prefenz is non-toxic and safe for kids! It won't hurt them if swallowed. Also because it is a foaming formula it will dry more quickly. But it won't dry out the skin, since it is silica based and not alcohol based.
Prefenz protects against staph, strep, E.coli, drug resistant MRSA strains, and more. They fight germs that other hand sanitizers can’t and because “one spray lasts all day” our 1.5 oz Prefenz Botanicals Hand Sanitizer offers 120 applications, costing only $.08 per day, compared to $1.20 per day with alcohol hand sanitizers.
The 1.5 oz foam applicator bottle makes it a bit bulkier than other travel sized hand sanitizers, but then again, if you are just going out for the day you really don't need to be dragging it along with you. Just spray your hand before you leave and voila! you're protected for your morning at the grocery store.
One thing to note though, if you live in a cold climate you can't leave this in your car in winter as it will freeze, and once it is frozen it won't be effective anymore. So just be sure that you don't leave it exposed to the cold.
You can visit the Prefenz Website to find more details as well as retail and online locations to purchase Prefenz.
One reader will win an 8 oz. bottle of Prefenz Botanicals Hand Sanitizer.
To enter the giveaway just let me know if you currently use a hand sanitizer at home or when you go out. You can enter daily. (When you have completed the mandatory entry once, each subsequent day, you can simply comment with "daily entry").
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Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends February 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. E-mail must be in comment or submitted when entering. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
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