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How to Help Prevent the Spread of Germs

How to Help Prevent the Spread of Germs

Parents can help prevent the spread of germs this cold and flu season by taking the following prevention steps:

Wash hands.

Show kids how to wash their hands properly.

Cough into elbows.

Teach kids how to cough into their elbows.

Disinfect surfaces.

Disinfect frequently touched surfaces with a disinfectant approved to kill cold and flu viruses, like Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.*

The Clorox Company and NSF International studied five common surfaces in homes with young children. Check out this infographic to learn about the germiest hot spots in the home.

* Clorox® disinfecting products kill 99.9 percent of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, including staph, E. coli, salmonella and strep.

Study conducted by NSF International from August to September, 2014, in 20 households in the Detroit metropolitan area with at least one child under the age of 6.