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How Long Does Coronavirus Survive on Various Surfaces?

The surface transmission of coronavirus is an important consideration and taking preventive measures can help reduce the risk of infection.

Since the spread of Covid-19 started, we heard numerous facts and myths. Now that the picture is clearer because of new tests and research, we have all the information regarding survival of coronavirus on different types of surfaces. 

At the beginning of the pandemic everyone was afraid because of surface transmission. The fear was understandable because Covid was spreading so rapidly that millions around the world were affected with a sudden surge in death toll. The surface transmission of coronavirus was and is an important consideration and taking preventive measures can help reduce the risk by far. The ultraviolet disinfection technology is proving to be a life saver because of its ability to kill the pathogens. The Anti-Germ Dome is designed with the aim of preventing surface transmission and making it easier for the businesses to survive during this period of uncertainty. 

Survival of Coronavirus on various surfaces

Remember those days of lockdown period when we used to wash the groceries and keep our clothes untouched in store for 2 to 3 days? Research says that coronavirus can live up to 24 hours on cardboard, 2 to 3 days on plastic, 5 days on metal, 2 to 3 days on stainless steel, and up to 5 days on glass. 

Now as more research is being conducted, it is clear that we shouldn’t worry or too much panic about sanitizing our hands after everything we touch. Nor should we be concerned about washing our groceries and throwing clothes away for some days. The only thing we should focus on the high touch surfaces, especially if you work at a commercial building where there are lots of employees, staff, and visitors. Following are the high touch surfaces that we should be concerned about:

  • Door handles/ door knobs
  • Light switches
  • Toilets
  • Staircase railings
  • Tables and desks
  • Sinks and faucets
  • Countertops
  • Mobile phones
  • Keyboards and computers

How to prevent surface transmission?

Cleaning and sanitizing the high-touch surfaces is very time consuming. Even if you hire someone to clean the surfaces frequently, it isn’t possible to wipe and clean every single time someone touches the surface. Also, if there are many people in the building, it is next to impossible to keep a track and maintain cleanliness of the high touch surfaces. 

The UV disinfection technology is the best solution in this regard as it kills the pathogens including viruses and bacteria very effectively. It deactivates the DNA of the microorganism and leaves it dead so that production and growth of the germs is stopped. The Anti-Germ Dome is equipped with ultraviolet light-C that is being emitted in a directional and continuous manner. Whenever the device senses human hands, it stops the cycle and then starts again to clean the surface. This technology is saving many from falling sick and falling prey to infectious diseases. You never know that the door handle you’re touching is infected with coronavirus and can make you and your loved ones suffer. 

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