Problem: Catching illness and infection while traveling
Answer: Frequent hand sanitizing with AQtiv PURE Alcohol Free Hand & Body Sanitizer Gel or Spray
Whether you are a passenger or crew member, you are surrounded by germs and need maximum germ protection! Circulated air recycles infection causing germs throughout the airplane, train, cruise ship, or bus. According to a 1999 University of Arizona study, germs placed on a office telephone, bathroom faucet, and door knob spread to copy machines, keyboards, hands, faces, telephones, drinking cups, pens, and a water fountain in just 30 minutes. Their study also indicated the surfaces where they found the most germs were public telephones, counter pens, elevator buttons, escalator handrails, and shopping cart handles. It is the common surfaces you touch all day long that give germs a wonderful spring board to travel along with you.
Illnesses that have created epidemics like SARS (plane travel) and Norovirus (cruise travel) are distinct reminders for the need for constant hand sanitation. In the last few years there has been an increase to the incidence of Norovirus outbreaks. The CDC defines an outbreak as an illness that affects more than 3% of the total population on a cruise ship.
Top 12 Most Common Infectious Diseases
preventable by effective hand washing:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Hepatitis A
- E.coli 0157:H7
- Common Cold
- Fifth Disease
- Conjunctivitis (Pink-Eye)
- Enterobiasis (Pinworms)
Once germs are on your hands, they can get an all access pass to your body by the food and water you ingest and by touching your mouth, nose, eyes or any open sore.
We can not create sterile environments, but we can significantly reduce the germ population with good, consistent hand hygiene.