CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The nose is a primary entry point for germs and studies show one-in-five airline passengers become infected from fellow travelers and may be 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than in their daily lives (Journal of Environmental Health Research). To help passengers reduce the risk of infection, major global airlines have recently added NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic to their Duty Free selection. NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® is a clinically proven, all-natural wellness product that works like a hand sanitizer for the nose to help protect against germs.
NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® is available for sale in Duty Free selections on international flights for United Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines (China), Jet Airways (India), GOL and Tam Airlines (Brazil). The product is also available in cough & cold sections at Walgreens and other retailers nationwide in the U.S.
"We applaud some of the world's finest airlines for adding NOZIN Nasal Sanitizer to their Duty Free offerings--it's a perfect fit," says John Willimann, president of Global Life Technologies Corp., maker of NOZIN products. "Clearly the airlines are concerned about the well-being of their passengers not only during flight, but after they depart as well."
According to Willimann, NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® is moisturizing, safe for children and can be part of a daily wellness regimen. He says customers range from business and social travelers to teachers, families, flight attendants, the elderly and the health conscious.
"The nose is our protective filter to the environment around us," says David Ashe, M.D., F.A.A.P., assistant professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. "I advise the use of NOZIN Nasal Sanitizer to support healthy nasal function and to help reduce the risk of infection."
Nasal Sanitizer® has a natural citrus scent and its solution is applied with a swab to the front of the nose around the nostrils where many infections first occur. Based on laboratory testing, Nasal Sanitizer® kills 99.99 percent of germs and is clinically proven to work for up to eight hours after application.
More than 600 million people fly through U.S. airports annually exposing travelers to a variety of germs. According to the CDC, a main contributor to the spread of germs is close proximity to others with infections (www.cdc.gov). Germs accumulate in the air from coughing, sneezing and talking and often settle on objects such as seats, door handles, and trays. Passengers may breathe them in or pick them up by hand, then touch their noses or spread them to others. Medical experts note that people on average touch their noses hundreds of times a day, potentially transferring germs that cause illness. Also, cold and flu season tends to coincide with peak holiday travel.
"In addition to using NOZIN Nasal Sanitizer," Dr. Ashe suggests, "ways to help protect yourself during travel or any other time include washing hands, using hand sanitizers and avoid touching the eyes, mouth and especially the nose."
NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® is available in an 8ml bottle, containing 60 applications and 30 swabs with an MSRP of $12.99. The product also comes in a convenient ten pack of prefilled POPswab® ampules with an MSRP of $9.99.
Global Life Technologies Corp. is the maker of the NOZIN® brand products including Nasal Sanitizer® and Allergy Master®. The company's proprietary products are directed at the growing health maintenance and disease prevention markets. The NOZIN® products are supported by substantial research, development and successful clinical trials. NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® is available in cough & cold sections at Walgreens and other retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.NOZIN.com.