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Bacteria and other microbes lurk everywhere

bacteria_articleYou’re not being paranoid – there are disease-causing bacteria and viruses on just about every surface you touch: at the office, supermarket, gym, even your own home! But if you avoid coming into contact with germy objects and get smart about cleaning, you can reduce your risk of getting the flu virus or something more serious.

For example, the handle of an ordinary supermarket shopping cart could be germier than a Porta-Potty, according to research by Charles Gerba, Ph.D., a germ expert and professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona (UA).

“Most bacteria can live on surfaces for at least a week, and in some cases, up to months. And most viruses can survive on surfaces for hours to days.”

The problems start when these disease-causing bacteria and viruses are transferred from public objects to our skin.

The first point of contact is usually the hands – they initially expose us to germs 86% of the time, according to a 2005 UA study co-written by Gerba. Then, if you rub your eyes or touch your mouth or an open sore, the germs get into your body.

Nano-Shield represents a novel approach in the war on germs. Instead of killing microbes by poisoning them, as liquid disinfectants do, it creates a microscopic barrier on both hard and soft surfaces which kills germs on contact by physically rupturing their cell walls. A Nano-Shield treated surface remains germ resistant, 24/7, for months at a time. A liquid disinfectant treated surface will only remain germ free for minutes before becoming recolonized. Surface testing to determine the degree of contamination of a surface can be done using an ATP meter. To arrange an evaluation and treatment recommendation call Nano-Concepts at 855-687-0976.

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