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Germ facts to keep you sanitizing

Germ facts to keep you sanitizing

We’ve all become germaphobes this year, but in case you need some reminding about just how important proper sanitizing is right now, read these seven sobering germ facts. 


  • There are between two and 10 million bacteria on your fingertips and elbows.
  • The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet.
  • One germ can multiply into more than eight million germs in 24 hours.
  • Nearly 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread by your hands.
  • There are more germs on your phone, keyboard and cutting board than on a toilet seat.
  • Your hands spread 1 000 times more germs when they are damp than when they are dry.
  • One in five people don’t wash their hands, and of those who do, only 30 percent use soap.


Reaching for the sanitizer yet? Sanitize yourself and your belongings quickly and easily with OmniProtect, an alcohol-based antiviral sanitizing spray that allows for effective and even application from up to 15cm away. 

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