We are about a month back into the school year, and for a lot of students this is the time of year when they get sick. Why? Germ infested public spaces that are not properly disinfected. Today we’ve pulled together a list of the ten most germ-infested places that students can try to avoid, and that businesses can work on disinfecting more thoroughly!
Swimming pools: As school begins, so do swimming lessons. Public pools are a place where germs tend to lurk unknowingly, as germs can linger on pool benches, swimming toys, and the railings that are used to get in and out of the pool.
Cafeteria Trays: Often Cafeteria trays are something that is looked over. But did you know that according to a study conducted by the National Sanitation Foundation some cafeteria trays can have as much as 33,800 bacteria cells per square inch? Toilets have just 3200!
Cell phones & Mobile Devices: Schools are now employing technology to educate students. According to scientists at the University of Arizona cell phones can carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. A simple product like our screen wipes can solve these problems!
Transportation: Students taking the bus or other public transportation should be wary as the railings, handles for holding on and even the seats can be full of germs and bacteria.
ATMs: It is common for students use a bank machine to complete transactions and get cash in today’s age. These machines are crawling with germs that a disinfectant wipe like this one from Roxton Industries could kill.
Gas Pump Handles: A lot of new college students will have to fill up their cars to get to school. Think of how many people touch these gas pump handles in a day! Gas pump handles can be easily disinfected with a Roxton Industries Disinfectant Wipe.
Shopping Carts: College students are often grocery shopping. But how clean are the carts they are wheeling around? A study conducted by the University of Arizona found that 50% of shopping carts were contaminated with E. coli, which can be killed by our disinfectant wipes.
Elevator Buttons: Students along with many other people use elevators every single day. The University of Toronto found that 61% of elevator buttons have bacteria all over them.
Water Fountains: By far the most contaminated of all places in schools are water fountains according to the National Sanitation Foundation.
TV Remotes: Nothing better than watching some TV after a long day, but did you know that TV remotes, even ones in your home can be germ infested?
As a student or the parent of a student, be sure you take care to decontaminate surfaces before and after you use them! All the necessary wipes can be found on our webstore.
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