Lysol Healthy School Year Tips With Giveaway

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I never fully realized how school affected kids and teachers until after I retired. Up to that time, I was sick every fall. I often suspected that it was a workplace building problem. Then I realized that it was the sheer number of children in the building in close contact with one another on the bus, in the hall, in the cafeteria, in the library, and especially in the classroom.

Well, the simple fact is that neither parents nor teachers can control student population. Students are sent that way from home. What parents and teachers can do though is promote better health habits and minimize exposure.

The Health administration is predicting a very serious cold and flu season, so back to school is the perfect time to teach your children about healthy hygiene habits. Dr. Laura Jana and Lysol have some suggestions on this:

  1. Teach healthy hygiene habits. See the kid-friendly site for ideas. This Web site is an expansion from an existing health campaign with the CDC ? Ounce of Prevention
  2. Have your children wash up when they return home from school while you spray their book bags with Lysol. Remember: Lysol Disinfectant Spray kills 99.9% of soft surface bacteria. Check out the Lysol Back to School Information Center at for more on the topic.

Here are some additional resources for parents at

  • 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.

Help beat those germs. They are nasty!


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374 thoughts on “Lysol Healthy School Year Tips With Giveaway

  1. One important way to fight germs is to frequently wash hands. Lysol is agreat product for fighting germs.

  2. I like to remember to clean objects that are touched by multiple family members such as doorknobs, toilet handles, and don’t forget computer keyboards! Thanks so much.

  3. My favorite tip: Before they head back to school, teach your children the importance of hand washing before every meal, after using the bathroom and after playing outside. Thanks

  4. We keep hand sanitizer with us. It’s in the car, my daughter’s backpack, my purse…we use that when we can’t wash our hands. Then, when we can wash them…we wash them good!

  5. I always carry hand sanitizer in my purse, for those times that soap & water are not available. Thanks!!

  6. No matter how often we wash our hands, we are going to be exposed to cold/flu germs when we’re out in public. Give your immune system the strength it needs to fight off the icks by sticking with a healthy diet and getting moderate exercise every day. And then wash your hands again! 😀

  7. My favorite germ fighting tip is to get young kids to sing the alphabet while they wash their hands. It lasts just long enough for them to do a thorough job.


  8. irene,

    Many sores now have wipes at their entrances.  Unfortunately many times the containers are empty though.


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