A Look at the Lifespan of Common Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria

As we approach cold and flu season, it’s a good time to take a look at the lifespan of common bacteria and viruses — the culprits behind colds, flus, and bugs that run rampant during the winter. Understanding how long these bacteria and viruses can survive on the surfaces surrounding us might help protect us from coming into contact with them. Continue reading “A Look at the Lifespan of Common Bacteria and Viruses”

Your computer probably isn’t as clean as you think

Hands on a Tablet

When you start working at your computer, whether it’s at home or at work, the first thing you do is probably not wash your hands. You probably grab a cup of coffee or tea, maybe a snack, and then you get to work. If you work in an environment where you share a computer with another person or multiple people, think about all of the hands that touch that computer too. Germs can come from along a commute, from food, from sickness… From anywhere, really. Continue reading “Your computer probably isn’t as clean as you think”