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Clorox release

January 22, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — Seasonal flu activity typically peaks in January or later, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the flu virus can spread as late as May. With two strains of the influenza virus circulating this season – seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus – it is important for your readers to follow flu prevention steps this season to help provide a healthier environment for their staff and patrons during peak flu season (which is now).

That is why Clorox is offering professionals a free Flu Preparedness & Prevention Educational Kit this flu season, which contains informational posters, brochures and checklists that teach important flu prevention protocols. The kits available in the following categories:

Office & Workplace

Mass Transit, Airports & Public Places

Health Clubs

K-12 Schools

Colleges & Universities

General Use

Since flu prevention is top-of-mind for many travelers this year, many public places nationwide – from international airlines to retail chains to hotels and restaurants – are putting comprehensive flu prevention programs in place. For some groups, this includes offering flu vaccinations and utilizing germ-killing products like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Hand Sanitizer.

Disinfecting wipes should be used on frequently-touched and shared surfaces, like handrails, tabletops, door handles and airplane tray tables. Also, Clorox Hand Sanitizer is unique because it is a light, odorless spray that dries quickly, providing a fast, non-messy solution for people on-the-go.

Flu Prevention Steps for Public Places

Get both flu vaccinations.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough into your elbow.

Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Stay home if you get sick, and limit contact with others.

Use disinfectants on surfaces, as directed, to help prevent the spread of the influenza virus.