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    Check out Pandle Handle’s new packaging (it’s cooler than you think)

    Pandle Handle has new packaging
    Pandle Handle has new packaging

    Pandle Handle has new packaging

    Pandle Handle has a brand new look! Can you really blame us for switching it up a little bit? Change is good and we wanted our customers ( who are the best) and sour potential customers to feel proud to display their Pandle Handle when they are out and about. What better way to break out your Pandle than with this very cool holder you can put in your purse, gym bag, book bag or messenger bag?

    Hey boy!

    So what do you think? Do you approve? We can’t wait to show these off at our future events which we will spill the beans in the next post.

    Are you ready to fight everyday, nasty germs in the most posh-looking way possible? Yeah, we thought you would.

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    Weird Bacteria Facts

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    Here are some weird facts about bacteria collected from an article on Bacteria and Antibiotics. Don’t forget that your Pandle can help you with an surfaces you may have to touch!

    The bacteria in your ear increase 700 from wearing your headphones for just one hour.

    We’ve seen how devastating oil spills can be. Because of this, scientist are creating a bacteria that enjoys eating oil, which can help clean up those nasty oil spills in a jiffy!

    The origins of bacteria back more than 3 billion years, at least on earth.

    Bad breath stems from bacteria in the nose and mouth.

    Soil and plants would not be able to grow on the earth without bacteria.

    Chocolate causes less tooth decay than any type of dried fruit because it stays on the teeth less, which feeds into the bacteria on the teeth.

    There are over 600 types of bacteria that have been found on dental plaques.

    Humans need oxygen to live, but some bacteria don’t!

    There can be anywhere from 10,000 to 10 million different kind of bacteria on each hand.

    Wet hands spread more germ than dry hands—1,000 times more! So make sure you thoroughly dry you hands after you wash them.

    There are half as many germs on your toilet seat than on your fingertips.

    Bacteria from more than 40 million years ago have been extracted and successfully grown from a fossilized bee. What do you think they will be able to make out of your fossil?

    When you don’t cover your cough with either your hand or a handkerchief, your cough can travel more than 3 yards.

    After using the public toilet, only about 70 percent of people truly wash their hands.

    On average, one person can pick up and create more than one million bacteria in a school day.

    In just 20 minutes, bacteria can double in number!

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    Protect Yourself At 40,000 Feet

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    Any type of travel can be taxing on ones health, but airplanes and airports seem to be the biggest sources of traveling diseases. It’s great that modern technology has helped us enough to get from New York City to any place in the world in less than a day, but germs are also passengers on the planes. The few Ebola scares we had last summer and fall prove that.

    Sometimes, taking precautions are much easier than we think. The New York Times recently did a profile on Arlene Sheff, a frequent flier. Ms. Sheff actually wears an air purifier around her neck when she flies. However, it’s a rather expensive option, starting at $60, and doesn’t have a long lifespan. The plane air is actually rather pure, because it goes through multiple filters before it’s emitted for the passengers and is recycled through the system in less than a minute.

    Ms. Sheff also uses wet wipes to disinfect her seat and anything she touches around her. However, as recently discussed on our blog, too much antibacterial is actually harmful for you. Antibacterial wipes and gels can actually decrease your ability to fight off infections.

    But, experts do say Ms. Sheff is on the right track. The surfaces you touch are more likely to get you sick, not the air you breath in. Researchers from Auburn University found that MRSA and E. coli bacteria can live in airplane cabin surfaces for days after the host is gone. The bathroom handles, the plastic tray tables and the seat buckles are prime areas for germs and bacteria to live.

    Cleaning crews do wipe down most of the aircraft, but it doesn’t happen in between each flight. To protect yourself from unwanted diseases, take your Pandle with you when you are flying. You won’t have to touch another contaminated plastic tray or bathroom lock at 40,000 feet again.

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    F Train Condom Makes Another Appearance

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    Have you heard about the elusive F train condom? If you haven’t, get ready to be scared to ever ride the subway again! There is a used condom on an F train pole. Riders still sit under it. Commuters get smooched into it. Can you imagine being stared down by a used condom your whole way to work?

    The Gothamist has been documenting the F train condom travels for a few months. The first sighting was apparently September 24th, which seems pretty crazy. Do the subways even get cleaned anymore?

    The MTA says they do in fact clean the trains. The F train condom has actually become a high priority (the MTA doesn’t need any more bad publicity). The MTA spokesman, Adam Lisberg, issued this statement.

    This has been brought to the highest levels of the subway system, and our cleaning crews will be on the lookout for it whenever they clean cars at the end of the line. They will also note the car number, and then will try to determine when it was last brought in for a more thorough cleaning.

    Subway cars usually get a basic cleaning when they reach the end of the line – sweep up the litter, mop the floor. And while a condition like this should have been caught and remedied, I can understand why cleaners who are focused on the seats and floors would not necessarily have looked up at every grab bar on a 10-car train. Trains go in for a more thorough cleaning at various intervals, but without knowing the car number, we can’t go back and determine its maintenance history.

    It’s good to know the subway cards do get cleaned. Who knows, it could be a couple of pranksters as several videos on YouTube suggest. Needless to say, keep your Pandle handy.

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    More Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Crowds MTA

    NYC Subways breeds bacteria that scientists aren't even aware of

    Whenever you ride on the Subway, you see the other riders and the rats, but you don’t think about the other riders that you can’t see—germs! Infection control today recently published an article about some new findings about subway bacteria.

    The lead high school student, Anya Dunaif, from the Rockerfeller’s Summer Science Research Program swabbed all parts of the subway. Some of the most interesting findings were bacteria impervious and to major antibiotics. After letting the 18 swabs sit in Petri dishes that contained the three most common antibiotics, five of the swabs continued to grow.

    The article defined antibiotic resistance as, “the ability of disease-causing bacteria to withstand compounds used to kill them off. It can make a once treatable infection more serious, even life threatening. A natural consequence of evolution, and the widespread use and misuse of antibiotics, resistance is increasing worldwide.”

    The students then looked to find where the bacteria were stemming from. They found the antibiotic resistant bacteria were coming mostly from Grand Central Station and stations along Central Park. These findings aren’t surprising since these stations have higher traffic than other parts of the city.

    Antibiotic resistant anything is scary, but an easy way to keep yourself healthy is washing your hands often, especially before and after you ride the subway. Even though this is one of the best options, there is something better than creates a barrier between you and the subways surface: Pandle.

    The Pandle is rubberized, which helps with stability with the frequent jerks and tugs of the subway. But, it’s also has antibacterial in nanosilver form, which means there is always an anti-bacterial agent on your hands at all times. The Pandle also comes in five colors (black, red, blue, purple and green), so you can ride in your own style.

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    MTA Flops With Metromitt

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    Everyone knows the New York City subways are a disgusting and germ filled place. They are overcrowded, the temperature is never right and there seems to always be a switch malfunction. But, no New Yorker could imagine their life without the ability to get to any part of the city at any given time, even if they have to grab the God forsaken metal pole.

    The Huffington Post recently published an article about the MTA partnering with a company who is launching the MetroMitt. The MetroMitt is a disposable plastic bag any rider can use to hold onto the subway poles. It’s much like sticking your hand in a zip lock bag. Good luck keeping your hand in a bag that makes your hand sweaty and has minimal grip. Also, think about how much plastic everyone will be wasting since the bags are disposable.

    The MetroMitt is supposed to protect subway riders from transferring germs, but the ground will be littered with little plastic bags—the subway trashcan are rarely used for trash you don’t get in the subway. If one of the bags ended up on the tracks, it could spur even more track fires.

    It’s an interesting concept, but the MetroMitt falls short. It could, and probably will, produce more liter and plastic waste (because lets get serious, not everyone is good at recycling). But, there is something that does what the MetroMitt doesn’t—it’s called Pandle.

    Instead of a sweat inducing plastic bag, the cool rubber of a Pandle will make your commute much more enjoyable. If you do have to hold onto the subway pole, your hand will never shift or side. You also don’t have to worry about your hand accidently touching the pole because the Pandle wraps all the way around it. Recyle the MetroMitt and grab a Pandle.

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    Shigella Bacteria Causing Sickness In Brooklyn

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    In New York City, or any highly condensed area, the spread of disease is always a serious threat. Young children and the elderly always have a higher risk of disease due to weaker immune systems, but every person should take the necessary precautions. Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, you could still be carrying a sickness you contracted from someone else.

    DNAinfo recently published an article about a highly contagious bacteria spreading quickly in parts of Brooklyn. Shigella bacteria—inducing nausea, diarrhea, and fever—are running rampant throughout Williamsburg and Borough Park. Since November 14th, there have been at least 90 confirmed causes; children age five and younger have claimed 74 percent of the cases.

    The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the bacteria spreads not only by eating or drinking after a host, but also via direct contact. It’s a highly contagious infection. The bacteria lives in the intestines of the host, which means it can be contracted via feces. Parents who are changing diapers also have a high risk of getting sick.

    However, the infection has rather mild symptoms, which can start showing two to three days after contamination. Even though the host will be rather uncomfortable, the symptoms of Shigella bacteria are much less than the flu. Most people heal on their own, but symptoms can last anywhere from a week to four weeks.

    The health department warned of a potential outbreak, which could still happen. Doctors all over the city are well aware of the infection and how to treat it. Many parents are worried it’s the flu, because the symptoms are similar, but the treatment is much less severe.

    Everyone should be careful about washing their hands and not sharing food. When you travel on the subway, especially in Brooklyn, make sure to wear your Pandle.

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    Pandle Launches On Kickstarter

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    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN A GREAT START-UP? VISIT OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE!

    WHAT DO YOU TOUCH?

    Take a look at your day, you encounter crowds of people daily:

    On the subway, in the office, at the gym, out shopping, or at a restaurant. Each individual touches the same surfaces as you like subway poles, pay phones, cab handles, and public doors. Hands horde germs, just like millions of germs inhabit city spaces:

    INTRODUCING PANDLE.

    THE PRODUCT.

    With a Pandle on your hand, you can keep germs off your mind. Our product is a portable handle grip which keeps both germs and bacteria away from your hands.

    Infused with nano-silver and molded into an ergonomic rubber handle, Pandle offers you the liberty to touch surfaces without having to worry about touching germs.

    PANDLE’S STRUCTURE

    Nano-silver, infused into the product, protects it from unwanted germs and bacteria. Silicone rubber enhances your grip and aids in grasping surfaces. Nine months were spent crafting this perfect blend of rubber and anti-bacterial solution, tuning the grip performance for maximum comfort, and designing a piece which caters to the eye as well.

    PANDLE’S DESIGN

    Apart from its utility, Pandle was conceived as a product for those seeking contemporary cleanliness. Its design allows for a simple and snug fold, to be tucked away in your pocket or handbag when not in use.

    Our product is also available in a variety of colors: Noir, Rose, Sapphire, Forest and Sage.

    PANDLE’S PLAN.

    We’ve finished our design, and have finished our first production order.

    But the Pandle team is gathering pre-orders – we could use your help to fill our audience, get the ball rolling on our product, and make this dream a reality! The great thing about helping build our community is that we’ll all share in the success. We’re so excited to have you join us! #PandleOn.

    WE’VE ALSO ASSEMBLED SOME GREAT REWARDS FOR OUR AWESOME BACKERS.

    CONTACT US!

    We’re active on social media.

    Join and help us build our community! #PandleOn.

    Visit: http://www.pandlehandle.com/

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    Cruise Ships – Don’t Be Turned Off!

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    Cruise ships are now seen as germ central. Traveling through the open water, miles from land, can be fun if you aren’t sick. Recently, there have been a few cruise mishaps that skewed the overall reputation. However, that reputation is pretty far off from the truth.

    According to a recently published article from Fox News, the threat of sickness is actually pretty low. Any passenger of a seven-day cruise only has a 1 percent chance of getting sick. In normal day-to-day activities, everyone has about a 3 or 4 percent chance of contracting an illness.

    However, if someone on board is sick, all other passengers’ chances of getting sick increase significantly. If the sick passenger is bad at washing their hands and covering their mouth when they are sick, the ship has a large chance of getting sick.

    Here are a few helpful ways to avoid getting sick, especially before embarking on a cruise ship.

    First, see a medical professional before you leave if you feel ill. That tickly throat could turn into something highly contagious a few days later. Your Pandle will be pretty useful for your family.

    Try to not touch common serving utensils. That all you can eat buffet may look delicious, but just remember all the other passengers have touched that gravy stick. You obviously have to eat, so use your Pandle to grab all the green beans and fried fish you want. Just make sure everything you eat is cooked.

    Don’t share anything. Even if it’s your significant other, they could have germs their body is able to fight off, but you aren’t. If they seem a little under the weather, use your Pandle around them.

    And, most importantly, constantly wash your hands and keep your Pandle tucked into your swimsuit for a sick-free vacation.