As a public persona, actor Ali Larter has thousands of followers in her social network. So, it came as a surprise when she revealed today that the size of her 15 month-old daughter's social network is actually bigger than her own. The twist? She's not talking about Twitter or Instagram, rather the number of germs that both she and her daughter come into contact with on a daily basis. Larter, best known for her roles in the hit television show Heroes and the Resident Evil movie franchise, is partnering with Lysol®, an RB brand, to educate new parents across the country about germs and effective ways to create a healthier home.
"As a mom who has two young children, I understand the desire to feel like you're doing everything you can to keep your baby healthy … and how it sometimes feels like an impossible task," said Larter. "Parenthood isn't perfect and there are things that are outside of your control – like what your baby will want to touch or explore! – but there are simple things you can do to feel confident you're creating a healthy environment."
It's no secret that babies love to touch things – young children can touch and re-touch more than 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes¹ – and that they take a liking to objects like TV remotes, shoes or cell phones. This curiosity increases the size of a baby's "social network" – the germs they are exposed to. An easy solve? Parents can reduce the size of this network by ensuring that commonly touched surfaces and objects in the home, such as door knobs, remote controls, floors and table tops, are not only being cleaned but disinfected on a regular basis. While pesky and potentially harmful germs are invisible, by using a product like Lysol Disinfectant Spray, parents can feel confident that they are killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces.
"As a leader in the field of health and hygiene for more than 100 years, Lysol is committed to developing products and solutions that provide superior germ kill," said Rory Tait, marketing director, Lysol. "For new parents, it's about arming them with products that make their home a healthier environment, so they can rest easy and focus on the joy of being parents."
Stay tuned for additional parenting tips and tricks from Lysol spokesperson, Ali Larter. For more information about creating a healthy household and about Lysol products such as Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, visit www.Lysol.com.
1 US National Library of Medicine. "Survival of influenza viruses on environmental surfaces"; Published July 1982