Health products: Germ killers

Updated Aug 12, 2014

Germ-XDuring cold and flu season, you want to have as little exposure to germs as possible. Following are some products that can help with this endeavor.

Disinfecting wipes

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes can tackle many of the germiest messes you encounter, the company says, and they are effective against flu viruses like 2009 H1N1. Carry a tube in your truck, or take Clorox Wipes To Go with you when you visit truckstops and other rest areas. The wipes come in three different scents: fresh, orange and lavender. Lysol also offers disinfecting wipes in four-in-one and dual-action formulas.

Disinfectant sprays

Lysol also offers disinfectant sprays, including Lysol Disinfectant Spray To Go. The company says the sprays are an EPA-registered disinfectant that kills more than 99.9 percent of illness-causing bacteria and viruses on environmental surfaces.

Hand sanitizers

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of germs, the company says, and can be used when soap and water are not available. This antibacterial protection is great for people “on-the-go” The Dial Soap Company offers a similar product, which the company says is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

Walgreens offers a spray hand sanitizer that easily fits in your pocket and also kills 99.99 percent of germs, according to the company.