Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner Lemongrass & Citrus Scent (768 ml)
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner kills over 99.99% of household germs, specifically: Influenza A, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli on hard, nonporous surfaces. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleanser is suitable for use on all hard, nonporous surfaces where bacteria or unpleasant odors are a concern, including: children's toys, garbage cans, appliances, countertops, highchairs, and changing tables.
- Cleans, disinfects & deodorizes
- Cuts grease & grime
- Will not harm hard, nonporous surfaces
- Contains non-VOC-emitting ingredients
- Made from botanically pure plant extracts
Benefits of Disinfecting Household Surfaces
Regular cleaning products do a good job of removing soil, but only disinfectants or disinfectant cleaners (also known as antibacterial cleaners) kill the germs that can cause many illnesses. Surfaces like kitchen and bathroom counters, door knobs, toilet seats and children's toys may be contaminated with bacteria even when they're not visibly soiled. Germs can be spread to other surfaces on dirty cleaning cloths and sponges. Products that claim to kill germs must meet efficacy requirements and guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and must be registered with EPA and carry an EPA registration number on their label. In order for surfaces to be effectively disinfected, the instructions on product labels need to be followed carefully.
What is seasonal influenza (flu)?
Seasonal influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year. In the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications, and; about 36,000 people die from seasonal flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
The 2009-2010 flu season could be worse. There is a new and very different flu virus spreading worldwide among people called 2009 H1N1 flu. This virus may cause more illness or more severe illness than usual.
What are the symptoms of the flu?
Influenza is a respiratory illness. Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.