VISTA, Calif.B&D Nutritional Ingredients released an infographic designed to foster healthier practices in the workplace and raise awareness about the financial impacts of colds and the flu. The infographic can be viewed on B&D's website.
According to the company, the economic impact of colds adds up to $127 per person, per year, totaling almost $40 billion. The cost of influenza totaled just under $200 per worker in 2012-2013.
We wanted to share these statistics to enlighten Americans so that they can have a better understanding of how important it is to stay well not only in terms of staying physically healthy, but in terms of financial health," said Bill Van Dyke, president of B&D Nutritional Ingredients. "We thought our customers would enjoy these facts and share the infographic with their families, friends, coworkers and employers."
B&D said it hopes to inspire a healthier lifestyle for Americans by understanding how colds and the flu impact the country economically. For more on specific ingredients for immune health, visit INSIDER's Immune Support Content Library.