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  • The Truth About Clean: Laundry

    Soap makes particles and grime more soluble or dispersible in water.  It’s what allows the particle of dirt to be separated from the article that i...
  • The TRUTH About Clean: Bleach

    Household bleach is a 3-8% sodium hypochlorite solution. It demonstrates broad spectrum antimicrobial activity which is why it is widely used for d...
  • The Power of Hydrogen (pH) in COMPEL

    As formulators of COMPEL, we talk a LOT about moisturizers.  Maybe it’s because we’re accustomed to dry winters here in the Midwest, or maybe we’re...
  • The Cost of Being Candid(a)

    Pop Quiz:  How much do fungal diseases cost Americans every year?  A. Over $7.2 billion   B. Over $3.9 million C. Over $750,000   Read to find the correct answer!

  • Impetigo: Wrestling With Skin Infections

    Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin.  It is sometimes mispronounced “infant-igo” because it is so common in children.  Mom Fail I am goin...
  • The "Clean" Version

    I love road trips. It’s a good thing because when you live in the middle of nowhere, everywhere you go is a trip. Some of the roads are even paved....
  • A Gladiator’s Adversary

    Ringworm a common, fungal infection caused by dermatophytes.  A dermatophyte is a type of fungus that lives in the upper layer of skin and feeds on...
  • Zombies

    Natural Zombies As far as monsters go, I used to think that zombies were one of the least likely to exist.  Then my teenagers got mobile devices.  ...
  • Substantivity: a substance with lasting activity

    Substantivity in hand hygiene The CDC defines substantivity as “an attribute of certain active ingredients that adhere to the stratum corneum (i.e....
  • Persistence

    How do athletes do it? Character  Each of our three kids are involved in multiple sports throughout the year.  One day, after football practice, I ...
  • Watch My Mouth!

    So many eff-words Chad and I embarked on quite an adventure at the end of March, beginning of April 2020.  Developing a product is difficult and br...
  • Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic Resistance & Hand Hygiene What is antibiotic resistance? Do you know what condition affects over 2.8 million people in the US, and k...