Hand hygiene may get the most attention when it comes to the spread of illness, but don’t overlook the importance of surfaces. After all, hands most often become contaminated through the touching of high-touch surfaces such as door knobs and handrails. Bacteria and viruses spread quickly from those surfaces to hands and vice versa. Consider these facts:
of people wash their hands after sneezing or coughing.1
Some cold and flu viruses can survive on surfaces for
Applying a disinfectant (not a cleaner or sanitizer) to these surfaces can eliminate these germs and should be used frequently throughout the day.
There are several options when it comes to disinfecting products, but the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Institutes of Health, reports, “On high-touch surfaces, the use of disposable wipes… may represent a more effective alternative to standard cleaning and disinfection procedure… showing effectiveness in reducing microbial contamination and residual disinfection activity.”4
The major benefits of effectively eliminating germs on high-touch surfaces include:
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