We use our phones for everything – reading the news, checking the weather, following recipes, listening to music – the list goes on and on. Using it for everything means taking it everywhere and picking up all the germs on every surface along the way. It’s become the third hand that never gets washed. Consequently, the average smartphone is about 18x dirtier than a public restroom. If this surprises you, then you should realize that your phone is basically a Petri dish in your pocket. We store our phones in dark, warm places like our pockets and purses and they become a breeding ground for bacteria, especially if we’re not cleaning it as often as say…our hands?
Take the gym for example. In a study where 27 different pieces of equipment across 3 different gyms were tested, over 70% of the bacteria found were potentially harmful to humans. Most people use their phones when they work out, for entertainment or to track progress. As soon as we’re done working out, we usually shower or at least wash our hands…but we don’t do the same to our phone, which we’ve been touching the whole time.
There’s a common misconception that a quick once-over with an alcohol or cleaning wipe will ‘clean’ your phone, but nothing could be further than the truth. In order for the alcohol wipe to do anything, you’d have to use it for about 10 minutes, and even then it doesn’t kill everything. Additionally, harsh chemicals found in alcohol and cleaning liquids can damage your phone screen by breaking down the oleophobic coating. This is where PhoneSoap comes in.
PhoneSoap makes devices that kill all the germs and bacteria on your electronics using UV-C light. This UV-C light effectively destroys nucleic acids and breaks apart bacteria DNA. With their DNA broken, bacteria can’t function or reproduce, and the organisms die. PhoneSoap is proven to kill 99.99% of all bacteria, reaching all the cracks and crevices in your phone. It even kills the MRSA virus – a powerful strand of the staph infection that has become immune to antibiotics. Additionally, there is a USB port in the back of the device that will allow you to charge your phone or tablet.
Below you’ll see the results of a phone tested before and after using the PhoneSoap 3.0.
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The Kooty Key is an innovative little tool developed by a lifetime traveling salesman. Since he was on the road most of the day he routinely accessed public restrooms, restaurants, banks, stores, etc. Over the years he noticed how air blowers in restrooms were becoming more prevalent do to the focus on ecology. Restrooms that have air blowers usually do not supply paper toweling as an alternative drying method. In the past many people concerned with proper hygiene would dry their hands with the paper towel and then use it to grab the door handle of the restroom upon exiting. One day—during the peak of the flu season he was standing at the sink washing his hands, watching people use the facilities and then immediately exit the restroom without hand washing or cleanup of any kind. He thought about how often he had struggled to find a method of grabbing the handle upon his exit without re-contaminating himself with the millions of germs residing on the door handle. At that moment as he reached for his car keys a thought was born—the Kooty Key!
In addition to the door opening capabilities, the Kooty Key is equipped to help the user avoid touching other public devices such as various key pads on gas pumps, ATM’s, elevators, retail checkout payment pads, etc. The black rubber tip on the Kooty Key is designed to help you avoid touching these highly used public devices. The Kooty Key is an additional weapon in your daily arsenal to fight germ warfare. It’s light weight and made with a hardened plastic material that allows you to pull doors with various weight loads. It is made to fit on your key ring. As the Flu and Cold Season comes each year and germs continue to mutate we need to be equipped with all possible tools that allow us to stay focused on living a healthy life for not only ourselves, but our family, friends and co-workers. The Kooty Key is a low cost option to help battle against your daily exposure to germs.
The Kooty Key can also be used as a handicap assist devise for the same purposes. It can allow those who do not have the ability to open doors, or find it is difficult to grip a door the freedom to now open that door. It also allows individuals who don’t have the ability to point or push buttons the ability to push key pad buttons. Also, if you are on crutches or walker of any sort, it can allow you to hold a shopping bag or any looped handled bag while maintain full control of your crutches.
See and buy Kooty Keys at http://kootykey.com/_
Are you worried about germs in your office? After reading this article, you probably will be.
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I'm not in medicine. I'm just a mild germaphobe sharing information that I find.