News "Bringing Home Something Other than Homework from School: Microbial Contamination from Highly Touched Objects"

Posted 28/07/2015

The increased risk for infection coupled with crowding in schools, the fact that children may not all have developed sanitary habits and have frequent hand-to-mouth and object-to-mouth contacts, etc. make it very important to understand what environmental sources present the most important risks for infection.[Read More] "Taipei's ATM machines a breeding ground for germs"

Posted 20/07/2015

A recent survey found that the ATM machines are breeding grounds for germs as the keypad contains tens of thousands of germs and mold.[Read More] "Study: Bacteria on Elevator Buttons"

Posted 10/07/2015

According to a study the amount of bacteria in an elevator is about 40 times higher than on a public toilet seat. Research carried out showed that the level of bacteria on elevator buttons averaged 313 colony forming units (CFU’s) per square centimetre compared to 8 CFU’s on the average toilet seat. Among the common bacteria likely to be found are E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). [Read More] "Are There More Bacteria on Computer Keyboards Than Toilet Seats?"

Posted 1/07/2015

Research from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia studied the amount and type of bacteria on personal faculty keyboards and shared keyboards and other surfaces around the university. They found that keyboards can have high levels of bacteria on them and that shared keyboards tend to have more bacteria than those used by only one person. [Read More] "Study: keyboards make excellent homes for nasty bacteria"

Posted 26/06/2015

A consumer advocacy group in the UK finds that computer keyboards can harbor … [Read More]



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