Milton – Battling Flu Fears

Milton, the leading expert in sterilising and hygiene, is helping battle fears for new strains of winter flu hitting the UK from overseas. There is little surprise that sales of Milton’s Hygiene Product range are up 17% year-on-year, with the new supersized Antibacterial Hand Gel achieving a quick uptake. 

The Hand Gel is an essential tool to reduce germ transmission which can be responsible for colds and viruses, including Flu and Norovirus, killing 99.9% of germs in seconds with no need for water. Clinically-proven to reduce the risk of spreading infection, it leaves hands feeling fresh and clean, with an added moisturising agent to protect the skin whilst drying quickly.

Scientists have predicted the worst year for Flu, due to fears from an Australian strain expected to hit UK shores. Norovirus is one of the most common stomach bugs and spreads very easily and fast. It affects between 600,000 and one million people in the UK each year, and is especially serious in young children and the elderly because they face greater risk of dehydration.

There are a few key steps you can take to prevent contamination this winter:

  • Washing hands frequently in soap and water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand gel, with at least 62% alcohol, such as Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel, the formula contains 75% alcohol
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces is an important part of controlling the spread of Norovirus and other viruses. Disinfect surfaces, floors, light switches, door handles and objects with the potential for contamination using Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes or Milton Sterilising Fluid. Active ingredient, sodium hypochlorite, releases chlorine when coming into contact with water. The Fluid can be used with a dilution of five cap fulls into 2.5L of water.

Milton’s Hygiene range includes Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel (100ml//£2.20), Milton Sterilising Tablets (£2.46/28), Milton Sterilising Fluid (£1.79/ 500ml) and Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes (£2.29) – all of which are effective on viruses when used at the correct dilution. These fanatastic products are all available from wholesaler Baby Brands Direct. Just log in to access trade prices, volume offers and same day dispatch for your business.