An unlikely potential hero in personal hygiene amidst the coronavirus pandemic? Mouthwash. A recent critical review of available research suggests that some ingredients in mouthwashes may help decrease oral SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) viral load and transmission.
The widespread concern over the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to take a second look at our cleaning routines. Now, many of us are questioning the products we use and our cleaning methods, wondering if they are actually helping us to support and maintain our health.
Dry hands? Here are MADE SAFE’s tips for keeping your hands in good condition.
COVID-19 has us washing our hands more than ever. Soap up, sing, rinse, dry – repeat – All. Day. Long. Here at MADE SAFE, though our team is spread out across the country, we are all washing our hands like it’s our job. We’ve covered proper handwashing and how to find safer soap options and hand sanitizers in the past, so our team has already sourced ecosystem-safe soaps. But like us, you are probably quickly realizing the toll all of this handwashing takes on your skin.
These are unprecedented times. These may feel like worrisome, upsetting, highly stressful times. Nothing is the same, and this is definitely not business as usual. We will all certainly be tested in ways we cannot yet foretell, as these weeks of being relatively “alone” in self-induced isolation persist. While we need to keep our physical distance to “flatten the curve,” at the same time, we need our communities to keep us grounded, balanced, and soothed. And our communities need us for the exact same reasons.
In the midst of the Coronavirus concern, good hand hygiene is more relevant than ever. We’ve covered handwashing and hand soaps, but what about situations when soap and running water are not available to us? In these circumstances we need the next best thing: hand sanitizer.
As the world watches the Coronavirus continue to evolve, one thing we know for certain is that it’s imperative to enact proper handwashing. That simple act alone can play an important role in helping to protect us.
Many of us don’t realize that access to soap and a place to wash our hands is still a luxury that is out of reach for people in many corners of the world. Today, 1.4 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented through the simple act of handwashing. For Soapply founder, Mera McGrew, this became obvious when she lived and worked in Africa. She returned to the US determined to build a soap company, but Soapply is about more than just soap. (more…)
This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40 percent over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)
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