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GermBloc Germ Protection

GermBloc™

WillSpeed Technologies
Antimicrobial Surface Treatment
NEW and unique products that provide a solution to the growing worldwide concern of the spread of contagious germs.
Perfectly suited for healthcare, travel and other high risk
exposure areas.


Offices

Many working adults spend majority of their day sitting at a desk in their office.  While good health contributes to good work performance and less missed work days, the office environment is often the culprit for the spread of illnesses.

While cubicle and office walls provide some privacy to employees, they are never really alone there – they are surrounded by thousands and even millions of bacteria and germs.  Even though janitorial services may do a good job of cleaning common areas, at many offices, they don't touch people's desks to avoid accidental misplacement or loss of important documents.  So while many people are concerned about the growths in public restrooms, one study by the bacteria and germ guru Dr. Charles Gerba from University of Arizona found that an average desk contains 400 times more bacteria than an average toilet seat.

The study found that surfaces in personal work areas such as offices and cubes had higher bacteria levels than surfaces in common areas. Telephones came in as the #1 home for office bacteria, followed by desks, water fountain handles, microwave door handles and computer keyboards.

Surprisingly, toilet seats consistently had the lowest bacteria levels of the 12 surfaces tested in the study.

“We don’t think twice about eating at our desks, even though the average desk has 100 times more bacteria than a kitchen table and 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet,” Gerba said. “Without cleaning, a small area on your desk or phone can sustain millions of bacteria that could potentially cause illness. ”

Restaurants with surfaces that contain more than 700 bacteria per square inch are considered unsanitary, but the typical office worker's hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria a day. If you make a telephone call, about 25,127 microbes per square inch are listening (in addition to the person in the next cubicle), making the phone the germiest item on your desk. Your keyboard and computer mouse also harbor bacteria, and so does your desktop.

Solution

GermBloc™ can be applied to all the surfaces that this and other studies found to harbor the most bacteria:

  • Desktops
  • Phones
  • Computer mice
  • Keyboards
  • Microwave door handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Photocopier start buttons
  • Photocopier surfaces
  • Toilet seats
  • Fax machines
  • Refrigerator handles
  • Water fountain handles