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Old March 23rd, 2007, 09:00 PM
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I found this yesterday and thought I would share.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY732

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To be most effective, a dime-size dollop of alcohol gel should be rubbed into the hands for 30 seconds. If hands are dry after only 10-15 seconds, it is likely that not enough sanitizer was used. Hand sanitizers should primarily be used only as an optional follow-up to traditional hand washing with soap and water, except in situations where soap and water are not available. In those instances, use of an alcohol gel is certainly better than nothing at all.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:40 PM
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Two years ago we went on Disney cruise. They had hand sanitizers every where. Near the buffett lines, at the bottom of the stairs, at the entrance to the dining rooms. It was nice especially with so many children who always put dirty hands in their mouth,
I was amazed I never saw any when we went on the Radience on our 3/06 and unless I just missed it I didn't see any on the Monarch 2/07. I always buy a small 99cent bottle to keep in my purse and wonder why RCCL wouldn't give each cabin a small bottle. I'm sure the quanities they buy it wouldn't cost much. They give shampoo and lotion why not include hand sanitizer. It might help to keep germs from spreading.
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wonder why RCCL wouldn't give each cabin a small bottle. I'm sure the quanities they buy it wouldn't cost much. They give shampoo and lotion why not include hand sanitizer. It might help to keep germs from spreading.
Maybe because the same morons that don't use the public ones won't use the ones in the cabin. :o

BTW, they had them on the Radiance on our 6.01 cruise, but most folks did not have a clue what they were for.
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We were on the Explorer in January and they had sanatizer pumps at the entrances to all of the dinning areas. They had staff standing there making sure you used it before you entered the eating areas!! They would stop you if you didn't use it.

I thought that all of the ships would be doing this. They were motion activated and took up very little space.

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We were on the Mariner of the Seas on 3/11 and the staff was vigilant about passengers using hand sanitizers on the way into dinner each evening and whenever you went into the Windjammer. Of course, this is only a good thing if the staff is just as faithful.....
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As should be vigilant about passengers using them. I carry it with me in my pocket book, beach bag and I also, clean everything in the room with the sanitizer wipes, ie, remote, door knobs room menu, phone, way too many to mention. Ships need to have these dispenser there and make sure you are using them. Hope the Explorer still has them for me when I go.
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Interesting article Meig, after digging a little deeper, I found that for food service workers with wet or animal fat on their hands, sanitizers are ineffective. Only proper hand washing with plenty of soap and warm water will kill and remove the germs and bacteria. But for dry hands that are not visibly soiled, hand sanitizers are 99.99% effective at killing common germs.

Being in the fire service, we have used hand sanitizer for years. A year ago we installed the same hand sanitizers used in the cruise industry at each entrance to our living quarters. I hope RCI maintains the practice of installing these throughout all of their ships to curb the spread of bacteria and germs. It's the right thing to do.

In the meantime, every passenger needs to take extra precaution by frequently washing their hands, using the hand sanitizers before eating anything, and after using the stair railings, door handles, or shaking hands. It's also a good idea to bring sanitizing wipes for a quick wipe down of TV remote, phone, knobs and handles in your cabin upon boarding. Even though the cabin stewards do an excellent job of cleaning and sanitizing, it's good to do.
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