By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com
Have you heard the 4 companies who make hand sanitizers have been told to stop claiming their products prevent infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ?
The agency “does not have sufficient evidence demonstrating that these products are safe and effective for these purposes,” the FDA said in a statement. The FDA told the four companies that claims made for the products — including hand sanitizers and soaps — violate federal law. As well as the MRSA claims, some of the products are claimed to prevent infection from E. coli and/or the H1N1 influenza.
To really prevent the spread of infections you must avoid touching all surfaces and wash hands properly. Wash hands often, especially before handling food, to help avoid getting sick. Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds. For children, this means the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
And if you are a medical professional wear protective medical uniforms that are now available.