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    Sunday, October 10, 2010
  Most People Sanitizing Hands - Philadelphia Union fans sets world record

  PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA -- Prior to the Philadelphia Union versus LA Galaxy soccer match, 2151 fans placed a small amount of hand sanitizer (provided by SCA, a global hygiene company), on their hands and rubbed their hands together for 60 seconds , setting the world record for the Most People Sanitizing Hands Simultaneously.

Photo:In this photo provided by SCA, left to right, Bryan James, Mary James, Chris James, and Rachel Bleacher, all of Wilmington, Del., and Benjamin Pobleno, of North Wales, Pa. are some of the 2151 Philadelphia Union fans who set a World Record for simultaneously sanitizing their hands prior to the Union game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Photo by: SCA, Henny Ray Abrams
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"The best way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash and dry hands often, and instant hand sanitizer is one of the most effective ways to maintain proper hand hygiene when warm water and soap are not available," said Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University and a member of the Tork® Green Hygiene Council™.

     SCA, a global hygiene company, and its Tork® brand of away-from-home paper and hand hygiene products, sponsored the record setting to advocate for proper hand hygiene.

    According to the CDC, influenza (flu) is spread when infected people cough or sneeze. The virus can survive for up to eight hours on common surfaces, such as faucets and door handles. Good hand hygiene is essential to minimizing the spread of the virus.

To establish the world record, fans placed a small amount of hand sanitizer on their hands. Ensuring the guidelines were properly followed, participants then simultaneously rubbed their hands together for 60 seconds before an on-site Guinness World records representative declared the new record officially established.

 “Professional sporting events such as the Union-Galaxy game, which attract millions of people annually, are the perfect venue to drive home the important message of proper hand hygiene,” said Don Lewis, president of SCA Tissue North America.     “We feel it necessary to continue promoting frequent and proper hand sanitation to avoid the spread of germs.”

The record was also established as part of “Tork Clean and Green Night” at PPL Park, an initiative geared toward increasing public awareness about proper hand hygiene and sustainability.

    To support that effort, Philadelphia’s PPL Park, home of Philadelphia Union, also was equipped with special handwashing stations and recycle bins and posters illustrating proper handwashing technique were displayed in stadium washrooms.

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