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Keeping the London 2012 Olympics and Team GB germ free

 Published: 22.05.2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is concerned about illness affecting Team GB’s hopes of success at the London Olympics and has therefore issued a request that they avoid handshakes.

Transmission of contagious germs can be from touching another person, such as a in a handshake. Although the skin is home to many organisms, mostly bacteria, the majority are benign. Staphylococci and streptococci are two common bacteria found on the skin that can cause infection (source: Dr Reynolds Blog, University of Arizona).

We all know that germs can spread from contact with the hands. You shake someone's hand and the germs are transferred. You then wipe your eyes and the germs are spread. However, handshakes are not the only way germs are spread. You can touch a doorknob, use a phone or touch anything another person has come into contact with. So, short of wearing gloves at all times, an athlete is going to come in contact with germs.

Cleenol Spray Hand Sanitiser is fast drying and is an alcohol based product for use in any situation where bactericidal control is important. It protects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus hirae.

  • Ideal for use on entering food production areas, or before handling food.
  •  An alcohol based product for use in any situation where bactericidal control is important.
  • Kills a wide range of bacteria and complies with BS EN 1500 test for skin sanitisers killing 99.99% of germs during the test.
  • Evaporates quickly and is non-tacky.

Cleenol has recently formulated an ALCOHOL-FREE Hand Sanitiser. It is just as effective as the alcohol based version. It is dispensed in a foam, is non-sticky, and has the added environmental advantage of being made from raw materials that are from renewable resources. It also sanitises the skin without the need for water.

To learn more about Cleenol Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser please either email or telephone 01295 251 721. 

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