Protect Your Family And Fight Germs This Winter
The arrival of winter brings a welcome change from our typical Australian heat however, every winter also signals the onset of cold, wet weather. It’s time to fight back against germs this winter!
It’s widely known that a large proportion of germs are passed via our hands when they come into contact with various items and people. However, did you know that your house and laundry are also responsible for carrying and spreading bacteria? These can take up residence on your toothbrush, sheets, clothing and household surfaces.
Aussie mums can now look forward to an extra helping hand when it comes to fighting germs this winter with the introduction of the Winter Protection Partners range from Colgate-Palmolive. Focusing on the main areas of the household where germs are common, the Winter Protection Partners range offers a germ fighting solution to create a healthier home for you and your family.
Simply follow these four easy steps:
Wash your hands – the smart way
Washing hands is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of germs, but the problem is most people don’t realise this! New Palmolive Antibacterial 2-Hour Defence is an antibacterial liquid handwash that provides proven long lasting defence from germs for at least two hours. It is clinically proven to provide ongoing antibacterial action, with the antibacterial agent specifically formulated to continue working for at least two hours – providing you with a defence against germs that you can trust.
Swap your toothbrush
Many Australians are unaware that it’s important to swap your toothbrush after you have had a cold or flu. Germs can hide in toothbrush bristles and lead to reinfection. Did you also know that 80% of the bacteria on your mouth are not on your teeth? Reducing the bacteria in your mouth can help fight plaque and protect gums. The Colgate 360° toothbrush cleans more than just teeth, and with its tongue and cheek cleaner it removes 96% more bacteria vs. brushing teeth alone with an ordinary flat trim toothbrush.
Create healthier surfaces
Household surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom and even bedrooms are notorious for harbouring germs which then spread amongst the family. To create a cleaner, healthier household, use an antibacterial household cleaner like Ajax Spray n’ Wipe Lemon Citrus Trigger which helps fight the spread of germs in one single wipe. In the kitchen, germs are often found on sponges and dishcloths so use an antibacterial washing detergent like Palmolive Ultra Antibacterial Dish Liquid which keeps fighting germs on these cloths for a minimum of 24 hours.
Soak your laundry items
Clothing comes into contact with all kinds of nasties – airborne germs found on surfaces like the seats on a bus and shop countertops! For this reason it’s important to get rid of germs to prevent transferral during washing and recontamination once clothes are clean. Simply soak your clothes and sheets overnight regularly with an antibacterial soaker such as Sard Oxy Plus Antibacterial for an easy way to stop germs spreading in the laundry.
To protect yourself and your family against germs this winter, look no further than the Winter Protection Partners.
The range, which includes Palmolive Antibacterial 2-Hour Defence Liquid Handwash ($2.79 RRP 250mL),
Colgate 360° Toothbrush ($5.99 RRP*),
Ajax Spray n’ Wipe Lemon Trigger ($3.99 RRP*) and
Sard Oxy Plus ($6.98 RRP*) is available now nationally at leading supermarkets.
For further information, please phone the Palmolive Consumer Information Service on 1800 802 307.