Thousands of people stuck without running water fear contamination by not being able to wash their hands Thursday 26 July 2007 PDF Print Advanced Formulations has received thousands of inquiries by many people affected by the recent floods. Many of these people are asking what they can do when there is no usable water to wash their hands. As the UK is facing more severe flooding due to heavy rainfall, experts at the Health Protection Agency HPA are reminding people of the importance of good hand hygiene to prevent infection from contaminated water. Nigel Lightfood from HPA stated that “attention to hand hygiene has become very important” as floodwaters may have become contaminated with sewage which contains organisms and germs which can cause infections and gastro-enteritis. Currently some 350,000 households in Gloucestershire will remain without clean running water for at least a week* – meaning that alternative methods to traditional hand washing will need to be deployed to protect against infection. NO-GERMS, the UK’s leading Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer is a substitute for traditional hand washing. Proven to kill 99.9 % of all germs – including e.Coli, Salmonella, MRSA and Avian Flu H5N1 NO-GERMS offers protection for the entire family as its alcohol free formula is gentle and non-drying on the skin. As a result of this emergency NG has already trebled production at it Wimbledon Factory and is trying to make people aware that there is an alternative to maintaining their own hygiene in the absence of clean water. NO-GERMS comes in a 50 ml foaming pump bottle and 25 ml spray that can easily be put into a handbag or pocket. One pump or three sprays to the palm of your hand will kill germs and bacteria on hands for up to four hours. One £2.99 bottle contains 50 ml and allows up to 100 uses, the 25 ml up to 50 uses. The product is available from www.no-germs.com and via 0800 838 670. It is also available at Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Boots, WH Smith and pharmacies across the country. ENDS. Advanced Formulations (Europe) Ltd Contact: Maria Eerolainen Telephone number (+44) 208 640 4444 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org •source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2130203.ece This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Advanced Formulations (Europe) - Fernsoft (syence) in the following categories: Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Environment & Nature, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.