OTTAWA, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - As world health leaders work vigorously
to consider action to combat the outbreak of swine influenza, the Canadian
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) says taking simple precautions
can help Canadians stay healthy.
"There are several preventive measures Canadians can take to keep
themselves and their families healthy now and throughout the year to help
prevent the spread of dangerous germs, such as the Swine Flu," says Shannon
Coombs, CCSPA President.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, "influenza and other
respiratory infections are transmitted from person to person when germs enter
the nose and/or throat. Coughs and sneezes release germs into the air where
they can be breathed in by others. Germs can also rest on hard surfaces like
counters and doorknobs, where they can be picked up on hands and transmitted
to the respiratory system when someone touches their mouth and/or nose."
CCSPA recommends Canadians take the following precautions to help keep
- Wash your hands often.
- Clean and disinfect surface areas frequently.
- Use disinfectants or sanitizers properly by following label directions
to kill germs on commonly touched surfaces such as telephones,
keyboards, doorknobs, and countertops.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or
cough and sneeze into your arm or sleeve, to avoid contaminating
commonly touched surfaces.
- Limit close contact with others who have a cold or the flu.
- Avoid contact with others when you have a cold or the flu. When
possible, stay home from work or school and keep your germs to
- For more information, visit CCSPA's website:
For the latest information, please go to the Public Health Agency of
Canada's website at
The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association is a national trade
organization representing Canada's consumer, industrial and institutional
specialty products industry.
For further information:
For further information: Shannon Coombs, CCSPA President, (613) 232-6616