GTC® Luxurious Foaming Hand Soap: Helping to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza spread when mucus or droplets containing the viruses get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat.1 Viruses can also spread easily via our hands. As we enter into flu season, and while we are still battling COVID-19, we all need to be diligent about washing our hands. People do not realize it, but studies performed at the University of California2 found that the average office worker touches their eyes, nose or lips at least 15.7 times per hour. Just imagine how much indirect physical contact your hands may hold.
Door knobs, computer keyboards, light switches, steering wheels, and phones are all high-touch objects loaded with germs that are potentially one touch away from making you sick. Frequent hand washing may not totally protect you from getting an illness, but it will help tremendously in the fight against spreading germs.
Our GTC® Luxurious Foaming Hand Soap is EcoLogo certified, has a pleasant pear scent and is extremely rich and creamy. This product perfectly delivers the effectiveness you need to properly clean your hands without drying your skin. Follow these handwashing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to reach the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or allow them to air dry.
Note: After washing hands in a restroom always use a paper towel to open the door when exiting.
- Nicas M, Best D. A study quantifying the hand-to-face contact rate and its potential application to predicting respiratory tract infection. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2008;5(6):347–352. doi:10.1080/15459620802003896.