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Purell for Classrooms

Lil Tip: Purell for All

Back to school means heading back to germs. Unless your kid is a compulsive wee one, washing her hands thoroughly throughout the day is a pipe dream. Who has time to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" when all their buddies are headed out to recess?

Do yourself and others a favor by donating a tub of Purell to your tot's classroom. The teacher will appreciate it and the other parents are liable to follow your lead. * Note, Purell can be dangerous if consumed so it is best used under adult supervision.

denizkopugu denizkopugu 8 years
Protect Your Children...Hand sanitizers can be really harmful or lethal to your children. Hand Sanitizer alcohol poisoning : Ok. I don't know where to begin because the last 2 days of my life have been such a blur. Yesterday, My youngest daughter Halle who is 4, was rushed to the emergency room by her father for being severely lethargic and incoherent. He was called to her school by the school secretary for being "very VERY sick." He told me that when he arrived that Halle was barely sitting in the chair. She couldn't hold her own head up and when he looked into her eyes, she couldn't focus them. He immediately called me after he scooped her up and rushed her to the ER. When we got there, they ran blood test after blood test and did x-rays, every test imaginable. Her white blood cell count was normal, nothing was out of the ordinary. The ER doctor told us that he had done everything that he could do so he was sending her to Saint Francis for further test. Right when we were leaving in the ambulance, her teacher had come to the ER and after questioning Halle's classmates, we found out that she had licked hand sanitizer off her hand. Hand sanitizer, of all things. But it makes sense. These days they have all kinds of different scents and when you have a curious child, they are going to put all kinds of things in their mouths. When we arrived at Saint Francis, we told the ER doctor there to check her blood alcohol level, which, yes we did get weird looks from it but they did it. The results were her blood alcohol level was 85% and this was 6 hours after we first took her. There's no telling what it would have been if we would have tested it at the first ER. Since then, her school and a few surrounding schools have taken this out of the classrooms of all the lower grade classes but whats to stop middle and high schoolers too? After doing research off the internet, we have found out that it only takes 3 squirts of the stuff to be fatal in a toddler. For her blood alcohol level to be so high was to compare someone her size to drinking something 120 proof. So please PLEASE don't disregard this because I don't ever want anyone to go thru what my family and I have gone thru. Today was a little better but not much. Please send this to everyone you know that has children or are having children. It doesn't matter what age. I just want people to know the dangers of this. Thank you Lacey Butler and family Many real story in internet. I would strongly recommend "multisterile" water based ozone sterilizer with no alcohol or side effect .İt burns the cell walls of bacteria , virus and fungus in 30 second. H1N1 AND H5N1 tested and granted EN13727.its non toxic ,hypo allergic.
rivalarrival rivalarrival 8 years
Do check that your school is allowed to stock Purell before donating. The problem is that until it evaporates entirely, Purell is highly flammable, and overly-paranoid fire marshals occasionally prohibit schools from using it. Even if the school is not allowed to stock it, your children should be allowed to carry the keychain-sized bottles for personal use. I wanted to point out a couple important misconceptions: "Lysol and hand sanitizer make the bacteria we're trying to kill stronger" I'm not sure as to the active ingredient in Lysol or antibacterial soaps, but Purell and similar hand sanitizers are alcohol based. Alcohol denatures the proteins in bacteria. It basically "melts" them. As an analogy, no matter how often you may be exposed to battery acid, lye, or fire, you cannot develop an immunity. While I applaud your concern about antibiotic abuse, the reference to penicillin is specious in this context. Penicillin (and most other antibiotics) work by inhibiting a specific enzyme present in the cell wall of the target bacteria, thus damaging the bacteria at the cellular level. The damage causes the bacteria to absorb water via osmosis, until the cell wall eventually bursts from the pressure. However, mutated versions of bacteria may not have that particular enzyme, or they may have mechanisms to relieve the osmotic pressure, or stronger cell walls, or faster reproductive cycles, or a number of other mutations that are not susceptible to attack by the antibiotic in question. Alcohol does not work like this. Alcohol denatures the fundamental proteins of bacteria, destroying it at a chemical level. Consider this analogy: Penicillin kills bacteria like a bird hunts moths: it will only catch the ones it can find. Alcohol, on the other hand, kills bacteria like a flamethrower would kill moths. "I saw a first grade teacher at my school getting her students ready for lunch by giving them all squirts of hand sanitizer instead of making them wash their hands (that's what we always did)." I won't say that the kids hands are "cleaner", but I will say that their hands have less biologically active material (viable bacteria, viruses and fungi) after using the purell than washing with soap and water. Also, poor hand washing routines are worse than not washing at all. wet hands are more likely to transfer microbes than dry hands. Finally, in a hospital, caregivers are typically instructed that they must use soap and water only after using the restroom or when hands are visibly dirty. Caregivers are generally instructed to use a sanitizer before and after contact with a patient. In this environment, frequent handwashing is actually counter-productive: Soap strips the natural oils out of the skin, drying out the hands, cracking the skin, and rendering the caregiver more prone to infection.
imdamoos imdamoos 9 years
I always get a little worried when I see people using hand sanitizer. While it may be OK to use it every now and then, continued use of cleaning products like Lysol and hand sanitizer make the bacteria we're trying to kill stronger (and our immune systems weaker). I saw a first grade teacher at my school getting her students ready for lunch by giving them all squirts of hand sanitizer instead of making them wash their hands (that's what we always did). I am in no way a neat freak, but that made alarm bells go off in my head. Basically, think how Penicillin used to be used for everything, and now it's not that great since the bacteria have evolved over the years.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Check before donating, some schools can't use them due to restrictions. Ours don't, they do handwashing. I also don't want my children relying on hand sanitizer, I want them washing thoroughly as long as a sink and soap is available. Luckily, the boys both want to as well. We don't use it at home either since it can burn infant skin and we still have an infant in the house.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
It's been on my son's school supply list for the past two years. I've been buying the purrell wipes because my son always forgets to close the top on the bottle.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
It's already on our school supply list created by the teacher.
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