SC Johnson Press Room
Monday, May 4, 2009

Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer Effective Against H1N1


RACINE, Wis., May 4, 2009 – SC Johnson, the makers of Oust®, announces that families looking to disinfect surfaces in their homes can use SC Johnson’s Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer, which has been proven to be effective against influenza A virus. The US EPA has indicated that products that are effective against influenza A are likely to be effective against the H1N1 virus known as the swine flu.  

The product works by chemically interacting with germs and viruses on hard surfaces. Potential places to use Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer include toilets, door knobs, countertops and garbage cans. As always with disinfectants, consumers should read the labels and follow all usage and precautionary instructions.

Families can take simple steps to help protect themselves from this flu, like washing hands frequently and thoroughly, avoiding close contact with people who are sick or ill and by disinfecting surfaces in that people frequently come into contact with such as door knobs and telephones.

For more information on swine flu consumers should contact or visit the following websites:

* World Health Organization www.who.int/en/
* US Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/

For more information on Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer, including how to use the product and precautions, please visit www.oust.com

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SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE®, GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 123-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries. Learn more at www.scjohnson.com

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