You Can U-GLOVE At The Pump, But You Can’t U-GLOVE Your Family (Sigh)


Does cold season ever end? I’m starting to think not, as our entire family is still getting over the latest round of sniffles and sneezes, contracted during a recent vacation to visit my brother and his family.

After the trip, I couldn’t help but think about U-GLOVE. If you haven’t seen U-GLOVE yet, they have these free gloves at gas stations so you don’t have to touch the pump handle. Gas pumps are icky and filled with germs and I think the gloves are great.

U-GLOVE 1Anyway, as soon as we arrived at my brother’s home and saw his family blowing their noses, comatose on the couch, I knew we were in for it. If only I could just put a polyethylene, hypoallergenic plastic glove that prevents the transfer of germs around my sick brother and his family. No such luck.

So, instead, we doubled down on vitamin C and probiotics and washed our hands and sanitized as much as humanly possible. But there was only so much we could do to keep the germs away, especially when my adorable 11-month-old nephew wanted to snuggle. I mean come on, how could anyone say no to that cuteness?

U-GLOVE 3Predictably, and despite our best efforts, we got sick too. Every last one of us. Sometimes it’s hard to prevent the onslaught of germs, but after two weeks of sickness, I’m all about being as proactive as I can to protect our family from germ exposure.

With more than 13,000 people filing up their cars each month, there’s a lot of germs on the pump handle. Furthermore, according to the CDC, up to 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. That’s why U-GLOVE is pioneering this innovative solution—to make pumping gas safer, and make the world a healthier place.


This is a constant quest for all of us: finding ways to keep our families healthy, fresh and clean. Pumping gas can be an especially germ-filled experience. On average, viruses and bacteria live on surfaces like gas pumps between 24-48 hours, and more than 70 percent of gas pump handles are highly contaminated. That’s not something you want you and your kids to get exposed to at the station!

That’s why I’m grateful that U-GLOVE is out there. Now here’s a company with a good idea that cares about our health.

Click here for more information on U-GLOVE.

Disclaimer: I have teamed up with U-GLOVE in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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