Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good evening ladies and germs.....

With apologies to the late Milton Berle.

Those of you who are my facebook friends know that my dear husband has been in the hospital since Tuesday morning and I have NO idea when he is getting out. One of the things that it has done (besides worry me sick) is make me VERY aware of the diseases that one can contract by visiting a hospital, school or any place where there are a LOT of people. Hospitals understand this, and place sanitizers on the door of every room. Grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target and those types of stores provide wipes for the shopping carriage. At home I always keep Lysol Disinfecting Wipes in the bathrooms at the Mansion, for easy clean-up (and to cut down on heavy cleaning time for the maid) and disinfect counters, garbage cans, etc. with Lysol Spray.

But what about you child's school? How many of his/her classmates are going in with a runny nose (and you know what kids do to a runny nose), those that are just coming down with something and don't know it yet (but still might be contagious), etc? Even in the finest prep schools in the country kids go to school sick. The start of school usually coincides with the beginning of flu season and we're still faced with the H1N1 virus here in the US as well as MRSA.

We give our kids healthy food, make sure they get plenty of exercise and try to keep them as healthy as we can on the INSIDE. We can also help to cut down on a lot of the germs they may be contacting with a product that's been a family standard for generations. LYSOL!

The Lysol brand has teamed up with Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician, mother of three school aged-children and owner of an educational daycare center. She would like to share her back to school checklist with moms to help them prepare their children for a healthy and happy school year. Her tips include:

* The Health administration is predicting a very serious cold and flu season, so teach your children about healthy hygiene habits before they go back to school and get exposed to classroom germs, like MRSA or H1N1 virus. Check out the new educational Web Site for kids, developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at www.oopkids.com. This kid-friendly Web site is designed to educate children about healthy hygiene habits and safety routines.

  • This Web site is an expansion from an existing health campaign with the CDC – Ounce of Prevention .

* Send school germs packing by encouraging your children to drop their book bags, take off their shoes and leave their coats at the door when they walk in. Send them straight to the sink to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds (long enough to sing Happy Birthday twice!) while you spray their bags with Lysol Disinfectant Spray to help kill bacteria they may have picked up from the school bus, the playground or the classroom.

  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray effectively kills 99.9% of bacteria on soft surfaces, including the family couch! (Press release available upon request)
  • For more information, check out the Lysol Back to School Information Center


Additional resources for parents are available at Lysol.com.

* The Germ Information Center provides useful information to help families fully understand the threat posed by germs.
* Resources & Downloads has a variety of downloads including the “Looking After You” series of booklets, which provide practical information and tips for keeping you and your children healthy from pregnancy through childhood.

Now Lysol wants to help your family stay healthy as well.
GIVEAWAY

Lysol is offering 2 of Champagne Living's readers the chance to win a 12.5 oz Lysol Disinfectant Spray and two 40 ct. canisters of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – one for home and one to send to the classroom!

Rules -

  1. What's the ONE place that you think harbors the most germs at home or in the classroom.
  2. PLEASE include your e-mail address.
  3. Use the comment's below to enter.
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Please make sure you leave your email address when adding a comment or I will not be able to contact you if you win.

* This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and over and ends on September 12, 2009 11:59 EST.
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Thank you to the Lysol Brand for providing me with a can of Lysol Disinfectant Spray and a canister of Lysol Brand 4in1 Disinfecting Wipes. You couldn't have known how timely this would be.


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Kim said...

#1 water fountains at school

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Kim said...

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heaventrees said...

At home, the kitchen sink is one of the germiest places, I think.

Anonymous said...

Door knobs

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AJ said...

The Phones at home.

Colleen said...

At home - door knobs or the kitchen sink.

At school - desks/computers! yuck - this is even worse when kids switch classrooms during the day (and share desks)

Amber said...

I think computer keyboards - at home and at school - harbor a lot of germs!
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coliebear said...

I am a teacher and I can tell you first hand that waterfountains have tons of germs. The little ones put their mouths all over them.

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Anonymous said...

Computer keyboards especially in a public place.

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Sunnyvale said...

Probably the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I currently subscribe by email.

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Anonymous said...

I saw on the Today show that the dirtiest place was our kitchen sinks!
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plhill2000 said...

At home it would be the kitchen sink. At school-the water fountains.

ky2here said...

Doorknobs, don't even get me started thinking about it. I'm this close to becoming Howard Hughes.

Anonymous said...

I use them on the telephone.
lnhmorgan@juno.com

BOJESNE said...

You'd think it would be the toilet but I've heard it's the kitchen sink! I have a personal issue with door knobs and handles, expecially handles in public restrooms where you have to pull on them to get out. I like doors where you can push them open.

Anonymous said...

Door handles at school....eewww.
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buzzd said...

I think the kitchen harbors the most germs with all the food products and touching the handles of the fridge and faucet.

Maggie said...

I think at school, pens and pencils have the most germs because they get passed around and borrowed all the time

Amanda S. said...

I would say the water fountain at the kids school! Yuck

Darlene said...

doorknobs

Sonya said...

The Telephone.

panicxduh said...

i actually heard in class that

THE KITCHEN SINK
is the culprit::

panicxduh@yahoo.com

Dean M said...

I'd have to say the bathroom.

myfoxypup said...

Doorknobs have tons of germs.

Ken said...

The germiest place, the counter next to our sink. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

elkaye said...

I'd say door knobs and the bathroom (especially when people don't wash their hands)

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elkaye said...

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elkaye said...

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Wendy said...

I think the area behind the toilet has most germs

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Darlene said...

doorknobs

janetfaye said...

I think the kitchen has the most germs.

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sweepmom said...

I think my computer keyboard harbors a lot of germs.

lsfish said...

In my home I think its the kitchen sink, yuck

tawnda said...

door knobs and phones

MWLinMadison said...

I think at home it would have to be the fridge door handle and the keyboard. Yikes

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Laura said...

I think the kitchen sink.
pcollins@cajunnet.com

Anonymous said...

doorknobs anywhere.

twildjunk@hotmail.com

courtneystoffel said...

I think the kitchen sink holds the most germs at home.

hebert024 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Doorknobs. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

The bathroom is filled with germs. Thanks.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

chromiumman said...

kitchen is germiest
chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I would say a student desk at school.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

Has to be the kitchen. thompson.1954@yahoo.com

cherio1 said...

I definitely think light switches are one of the worst.

Lostinthemission said...
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Lostinthemission said...

my kitchen, it's where the cat litter box is
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Susan K. said...

At home, definitely the toilet flusher has the most germs

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would say that kitchens are the mosts germy. Thank you for this giveaway!

Darlene said...

doorknobs

mscoffee77 said...

I think the classroom harbors more germs at least to the point that my child is not used to these germs and get sicks.

Anonymous said...

door knobs

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Laura C said...

I think it is the kitchen sink.
pcollins@cajunnet.com

Laura C said...

I tweeted this giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

In the kitchen! akinseyfree@yahoo.com

ttoddrum said...

I WOULD THINK MOST GERMS ARE ON THE HANDLES OF DOORS, TOILET, SINK. ANY PLACE HANDS GO ALL THE TIME

TODD
TTODDRUM@AOL.COM

caseycolette said...

What's the ONE place that you think harbors the most germs at home or in the classroom.

well of course the doorknobs because most kids do not was their hands correctly if they wash them at all!!!

davisc9333 at yahoo dot com

Carolyn G said...

My kitchen sink sponge

Carolyn G said...

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Erica C. said...

I think the phone is probably the worst!

msrodeobrat said...

i think computers at both home and school.. and desks and chairs at school.

Anonymous said...

Keyboards and water fountains. I don't know how often I tell the little ones to not put their entire mouths on the fountains. ICK!!!
acruz33@satx.rr.com

Darlene said...

doorknobs

rosie said...

good luck to everyone stay healthy

Anonymous said...

At home - door knobs or the kitchen and bathroom sinks.

jthomas398@aol.com

kim said...

i think the germiest place would have to be all door knobs.
Kimj_1978@comcast.net

ehhogan said...

At home I think kitchens and bathrooms are the germiest

ehhogan at bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Wow...where to start with the "best place" for these handy dandy items? I usually start with doorknobs at home AND at work. Yep...everyone knows I'm "the wiper"! email: mtroxell4@aol.com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I think the kitchen sink does!
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Darlene said...

doorknobs

Anonymous said...

The Toilet in the bathroom can send germs flying everywhere. Just remember to keep your toothbrush elsewhere if you don't want those toilet water germs to get on it ...Yucky

Anonymous said...

To the toilet issue my email address is
CaraBare1@yahoo.com

nanjac said...

At home, the interior of garbage cans seem really germy. Especially the lids.

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odis64 said...

Being that my student population is special education, I would have to say the tops of their desks. They have a difficult time getting their arms up to cover a sneeze. As hard as we try to keep them washing their hands someone always is touching their face and then touching other things in the classroom.

odis64 said...

the last comment was mine, I forgot to include email address:

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Anonymous said...

the kitchen

tomato said...

Water fountain handle and bathroom faucet handles!

hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Al Henneberry said...

at home, I've heard it is the phone

Laura C said...

I think the kitchen sink
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Laura C said...

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Anonymous said...

pottermj48@yahoo.com
The faucet handles in the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

The Bathroom. Lorislater08@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Kitchen. Lindagranada48@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

On the Doorknobs. Barbara.lemmen@att.net

Anonymous said...

The Door Handles. Tiffsinny@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

money has the most germs
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Anonymous said...

toilet, kitchen sponge, toothbrush and toys, maybe not that order
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Anonymous said...

I think one place at home people might not think alot about would be our remote controls because everybody touches them constantly, the kids and us adults.

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Christal said...

Phones, cellphones or land lines...full of germs.

Anonymous said...

Always do those doorknobs, of course, but next is the telephone...anyone's telephone!
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Darlene said...

doorknobs

rosie said...

Stay healthy

Anonymous said...

Seems there are germs everywhere, the worst being in the kitchen and bathrooms, not to mention the phones and or cellphones. I agree the drinking fountains have to be overflowing with germs at school and in public places. One thing I don't think any of us think about though is the money that passes through our hands each day! Pretty nasty germs all over it.
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mail4rosey said...

The kitchen floor! Thank you.

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Tamara B. said...

I think the bathrooms are the ONE place that harbors the most germs.

Tamara B. said...

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Deborah said...

I think the worst place at home must be the front door knob. asthenight at gmail dot com

Bonita12 said...

I think toilet levers and sinks are germy.

Bonita12 said...

i'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

A very germy place may be the bathroom sink knobs. We turn them on and wash our hands, but then do we turn them off with a washcloth or just use our freshly-washed hands and pick up the same germs we just left on the knobs when we turned the faucet on?

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rosie said...

The germs on shopping carts freak me out, stay healthy everyone

Anonymous said...

the kitchen
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Darlene said...

computer keyboard

erricaalisa said...

I share computers at work so for me it would be the keyboard


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patti said...

the bathroom

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Brenda Whitley said...

The telephone bcwhitley@ctc.net

Anonymous said...

Well, I used to work in a hospital and you absolutly can get germs there. I get mrsa off and on. I can tell you I have seen mrsa first hand..you can come in contact with it anywhere. I would so love to win this as it would help me. I do not work in the hospital field any longer. (chirpy@twlakes.net)

Tamara B. said...

Tooth brushes
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P. Fitzsimmons said...

This is something we all handle MONEY. It changes so many hands. It's got to be the germist thing I know of.

Anonymous said...

water fountain,spout and handle

TIGGERLADY67 said...

COULD SO USE THIS

rosie said...

I'm a germ freak, this is a great prize good luck to everyone

Tamara B. said...

Kitchen counters.
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madden77 said...

I believe door handles at school or at home harbor alot of germs.

Anonymous said...

the tv remote control

Laura said...

I think the kitchen sink.
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rosie said...

Yikes germs,

tawnda said...

the sink

dddiva said...

The Doorknobs

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myfoxypup said...

Toilet handle - ick

Tamara B. said...

Remote Controls to tvs or dvd players.
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alimark said...

The Kitchen!!!

TIGGERLADY67 said...

TOO HARD TO DECIDE

GabbyLowe said...

The toilet has to be the worst-And I had cleaning it

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Anonymous said...

The kitchen floor! msurosey@yahoo.com

rosie said...

I keep Lysol wipes in a small sandwich bag to wipe down the handle on my shopping cart at the grocery store

dddiva said...

The doorknobs harbor tons of germs.

diesel51 said...

The mouse and computer keyboard shared by the whole family.

TIGGERLADY67 said...

MY WHOLE HOUSE IS A GERM FACTORY I'M TRYING TO CONTROL

Ken said...

The kitchen sink, counters and doorknobs are the germiest places most touched at home. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

mary l. said...

The remote controls to the tv's and the videogame controllers (xbox, wii, etc) have the most germs!

Al Henneberry said...

the stair railings sure get black quickly, so they are germy for sure

Tamara B. said...

Game system controllers.
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Anonymous said...

The remote controls, light switches, doorknobs.
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metalmomma said...

id say the kitchen

janetfaye said...

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dcalcoda3 said...

I use Lysol to keep our bathroom and my daughter's bedroom clean. I'm kind of a germ-o-phobe, so I have Lysol and hand sanitizer on hand (no pun intended) whenever I can.
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Bonita12 said...

I think doorknobs and keyboards are germy.
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rosie said...

I take lysol wipes with me every where i go

Anonymous said...

doorknobs
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Tamara B. said...

Toothbrushes.
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Qwill said...

In my classroom it's probably the toys themselves.
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Qwill said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/3875369684

dn6511 said...

My kitchen sink

tiggerlady67 said...

my whole apartment is a petri dish i'm working at cleaning

kk said...

Bathrooms have the most germs.

rosie said...

The handle on toilets yikes

Qwill said...

Thursdays entry... the floor in the bathroom is nasty.

heaventrees said...

The kitchen sink is one of the germiest places in the home.

AKInsey said...

in the kitchen!

idahomom said...

The kitchen sink

Sonya said...

Computers.

Tamara B. said...

Kitchen sponges.
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joeandbridge said...

I think the kitchen harbors the most germs.
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TIGGERLADY67 said...

TOO MANY PLACES TO COUNT

janetfaye said...

The telephone receiver also has the most germs.

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Laura said...

the kitchen sink
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Anonymous said...

the kitchen definately.
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rosie said...

Germs, yikes

Al Henneberry said...

computer mouse

Ingrid said...

In my home, I think my kitchen sink and the bathroom. I clean and disinfect both areas daily.

Ingrid said...

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I subscribe by email.

Maggie said...

I follow you and also love lysol products. We need all we can get to help against all the germs out there

Egare1 said...

I'd guess door knobs and faucets in classrooms, places kids touch with mucky fingers without thinking about it.

Egare1 said...

I'm a blog follower!

Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Toystory said...

I'll bet there are a zillion germs on my kitchen sponge!! ~~ but the most germs? Maybe my cutting board!

MomUnion said...

I think door knobs have the most germs.
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Tamara B. said...

Computer key boards.
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Bonita12 said...

I think doorknobs and keyboards are germy.

TIGGERLADY67 said...

MY BATHROOM

Amy said...

According to the swab test at my school - I was going to Massage Therapy school but there med tech trainees there as well - and they swabbed the school and found the most germs on doorknobs - and the least - on toilet seats.

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Meet the Browns said...

I teach music lessons so my piano gets the germiest treatment!

Katie
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Meet the Browns said...

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Laura said...

the kitchen sink is what I think
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missrantsypants said...

In a classroom, the tops of desks, because kids put their heads down on them, drool on them, breathe on them...


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Emily said...

The kitchen - between the sink and the garbage, there are lots of germs!

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Pam said...

I think computer keyboards are germy!!
Thanks so much!
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I follow on Google Friend Connect. Thanks so much!
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rosie said...

Germs are every where "yikes" get your lysol

erma said...

One place is the bathroom. Big time germs or my cats litter box.
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