Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun Friendly Phobic Fact Friday!

Cold and flu viruses can survive for between 3-7 days on surfaces such as telephones, keyboards, computer mice, desktops, photocopiers, the water cooler, printers and other high-touch surfaces. Germs transmitted from a sneeze or cough can travel up to 3 feet where they will land on such surfaces. When someone sneezes, the mist of liquid droplets from their nose will be suspended in the air for a long time. You can walk into a room where someone sneezed five minutes ago, and you'll be breathing in those particles. And any germs attached to them.

The average person in an office touches about 300 surfaces every 30 minutes. In the world of viruses, even kissing is safer than shaking hands.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, not a single comment on this one. Because. You. Just. Can't. Win. Microscopic particles. They're everywhere. And just like small dogs, not the least bit afraid. They are convinced they can kill you!!