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Simply Saline Uncovers How Summer Colds Impact Outdoor Fun

June 17, 2014

New survey data reveals that 51% of respondents caught a summer cold in the past year

EWING, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For many, the battle with nasal congestion can linger beyond spring allergy season and into the summer months. As the first day of summer approaches, the makers of ARM & HAMMER(TM) Simply Saline(TM), the #1 brand of saline-based nasal mists, conducted a nationwide survey to uncover how summertime congestion and illness can interfere with outdoor fun and family vacations. The survey of 1,000 people revealed the following results:

    --  More than half of those surveyed (51%) admitted they had caught a summer
        cold in the past year
    --  A 65% majority were unaware that the types of viruses most often
        associated with winter colds are different from the types of viruses
        that are most associated with summer colds
    --  45% said that being congested or having cold-like symptoms would prevent
        them from going outside on a nice summer day
    --  One in four surveyed shared that they'd likely skip a day at the beach
        or pool (29%) or sporting event (25%) because of congestion or a summer
        cold
    --  Interestingly, women were more likely to say they would skip a sporting
        event, while men would be most likely to skip a day at the beach or pool
    --  Willingness to go outdoors while under the weather varied greatly across
        the country, with half of those in the West (51%) and South (50%)
        claiming that congestion/illness in the summer would prevent them from
        going outdoors, while significantly smaller percentages shared the same
        sentiment in the Northeast (40%) and Midwest (35%)

When asked about clearing their congestion, 56% of those surveyed said they were aware that using a drug-free saline spray could naturally help clear nasal congestion, moisturize nasal passageways and could be used every day. Dr. Travis Stork, ER physician and host of the Emmy(® )award-winning talk show “The Doctors,” agrees, adding that, “Many adults are congested year-round, and using drug-free products derived from natural ingredients can be an extremely effective way to clear nasal congestion without side effects.”

For more information about ARM & HAMMER(TM) Simply Saline(TM) nasal mists and other products, please visit: http://www.armandhammer.com/SimplySaline.aspx.

About ARM & HAMMER(TM) Simply Saline(TM):

ARM & HAMMER(TM) Simply Saline(TM) nasal mists offer a drug-free way to clear nasal congestion and irrigate the nasal passageways. In addition to being the #1 brand of saline-based nasal mists, ARM & HAMMER(TM) Simply Saline(TM) nasal mists are made with real ARM & HAMMER(TM) Baking Soda to help clear nasal passages and minimize burning and stinging associated with nasal irrigation.

About CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.:

CHRUCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. is headquartered in Ewing, NJ, manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under the ARM & HAMMER brand name and other well-known trademarks.

About the survey:

The Simply Saline Summer Cold and Allergy Survey was conducted online via Toluna Quick Surveys from May 13-16, 2014 and included 1,000 respondents, age 18 or older. The survey sample is generally representative of the U.S. population and included questions to assess the awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards summer colds and allergies.

Contact:

Nick Sampogna, nick.sampogna@edelman.com, 212-729-2158

Emily Collard, emily.collard@edelman.com, 212-277-3781

SOURCE Simply Saline


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