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May 4, 2009

Swine Flu Facts, Fears Lead to Increase on Purell Hand Sanitizer, Soap Sales reports purchases of hand sanitizers, liquid foam soap pumps and

 N95 flu masks are up 200%


Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) May 4, 2009 -  As the swine flu facts and statistics becoming increasingly alarming, germ-fighting products such as Purell hand sanitizers, N95 masks and liquid foam soaps and pumps are flying off the shelves., one of the leading online retailers of cleaning and janitorial supplies, as well as office supplies, electronics, restaurant supplies and tools, said their statistics on Purell sales show an increase of more than 200%, while sales of other germ-fighting products such as liquid foam soap pumps and N95 masks are also seeing a dramatic increase.


“We’re doing everything we can to help consumers get the products they need to help slow the spread of germs,” said Jennifer DiMotta, VP of Marketing. “We’ve been working with Gojo, 3M and our other vendors to understand upcoming stock, make our customers aware of backorders, and lowering our prices up to 70% off retail,” she added.

On April 26, the U.S. government declared the swine flu outbreak a public health emergency.

To help slow the spread of swine flu, the Center for Disease Control’s swine flu fact sheet recommends that people stay home if they’re sick, avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze - alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, cover their mouths or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and keep up with health information in their own community.

The CDC also recommends using facemasks if a crowded area cannot be avoided, stating “Facemasks should be considered for use by individuals who enter crowded settings, both to protect their nose and mouth from other people's coughs and to reduce the wearers' likelihood of coughing on others; the time spent in crowded settings should be as short as possible.”

Statistics on Purell and other hand sanitizers show that they kill 99% of germs, while the best method to prevent the spread of germs is thoroughly washing and drying hands with bar, liquid or foam hand soap. is has reduced prices on cleaning supplies and liquid and foam hand soaps and pumps up to 70%. Purell is on sale up to 30%-50% off list price, while N95 masks and other medical supplies are up to 30% off list price.

Please visit the CDC website for additional swine flu facts, information and updates:

About (, founded in 2004 by entrepreneurs David Redlich and Matt Kuttler, has fast become one of the leading online retailers of wholesale cleaning, janitorial and restaurant supplies, and electronics for the small business and consumer markets.  Through its website, offers more 200,000 products, including purell, liquid and foam soap and pumps as well as surplus items, from over 1,500 leading manufacturers such as Energizer, Hewlett Packard, and Purell/Gojo. has been honored with many prestigious awards including South Florida Business Journal Business of the Year, Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of the 500 fastest growing companies by industry leading Internet Retailer Magazine.  

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