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Visibility on the Cell Phone Cross-Contamination Problem 

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“Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions,” researchers said in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal phones.

A study by the University of Arizona found the typical worker’s desk, which tends to be your smartphone’s home 

for about 40 hours a week, has hundreds of times more bacteria per square inch than an office toilet seat.

​Other studies have found serious pathogens on smartphones such as Streptococcus, MRSA – a type of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics – and even E. coli.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, and our smartphones have basically become an extension of that."

Going beyond the article in terms of solutions, The UV Box from AUVS, available from Covenant Healthcare Equipment and Consulting, remains the system of choice in more than 125 hospital groups and healthcare organizations based on:

  • Efficacy – Up to 99.995%, 4.5 log disinfection of MRSA and C.diff spores - and up to 99.999%, 5.25 log disinfection or Norovirus - all in just 55 seconds

  • Ease of Use – One-button operation

  • Flexibility – An enclosure size than can handle more than just cell phones

  • Economy – A one-time cost that produces no wast product 

The USA-designed-and-made UV Box is also moving into the Food Processing, Foodservice, Education, Transportation, Travel & Leisure  Industries, among others.

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