Severe Flu Outbreaks Reported Across The Country's Communities And Schools

  Severe Flu Outbreaks Reported Across The Country's Communities And Schools

LYSOL® Provides Necessary Healthy Hygiene Tips and Effective Products To Help
Stop Its Spread

PR Newswire

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Across the country, families
are dealing with one of the most severe cold & flu seasons in recent years.
As of this week, 47 states have declared the incidence of the flu to be
widespread in their communities, with several issuing a public health
emergency, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). Equally concerning, an increasing number of school districts have had
to close schools because of outbreaks.

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To help stop the transmission of flu viruses, which can live on surfaces for
up to 48 hours, it is imperative to practice simple hygiene habits such as
washing your hands regularly with soap and water, and disinfecting
commonly-touched surfaces. The CDC recommends the following effective tips to
help families stay healthy during peak flu activity:

  oGet vaccinated with a seasonal flu shot.
  oHelp prevent the spread of flu germs by practicing proper cough and sneeze
    etiquette, staying away from sick people, and staying home if you get
  oWash your hands with soap and water often, or use hand sanitizer if you
    don't have access to a sink.
  oRoutinely clean and disinfect commonly touched surface areas in your home
    and workplace to help prevent the spread of germs.

As part of its Mission for Health, Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of LYSOL^®,
supports CDC recommendations on flu prevention by offering a full range of
effective products to help keep families healthy: The LYSOL^® Healthy Touch™
No-Touch Hand Soap System helps stop the spread of harmful germs by
automatically sensing hands and dispensing antibacterial soap; and LYSOL^®
Disinfectant Spray and Disinfecting Wipes kill bacteria and viruses on
commonly touched surfaces.

"Our Mission for Health keeps us perpetually focused on doing more for
families and their health and well-being," said LYSOL^® Marketing Director
Gregory Chabidon. "Given the severity of the flu outbreak this year, we are
committed to providing the necessary tools that will help families get through
this epidemic better."

LYSOL^® recognizes school nurses as integral gatekeepers in managing the
wellbeing of students and classrooms nationwide. LYSOL^® is a proud supporter
of the National Association of School Nurses and is committed to providing the
necessary products and resources to encourage healthy habits and help prevent
the spread of germs in schools.

For further information on staying healthy during cold and flu season, please
visit the following resources:

  oHygiene Council:

About Reckitt Benckiser
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene
and home. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier
lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London
Stock Exchange. Since 2000 net revenues have doubled and the market cap has
quadrupled. Today, it is the global No. 1 or No. 2 in the majority of its
fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. Its
health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global powerbrands including
Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil,
Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Airwick, and
French's, and they account for 70 percent of net revenue.

RB people are at the heart of the company's success. They have an intense
drive for action and a desire to outperform wherever they focus, including in
CSR where the company is reducing its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2020
and has a global partnership with Save the Children.

The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK,
Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company
employs about 32,000 people worldwide.

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SOURCE Reckitt Benckiser

Contact: Thresa Grady, +1-215-928-2496,
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