Germs aren't just in the air; once they deposit on a surface, they remain available not just by inhalation but by contact, somebody touching a surface."
-Bill Nazaroff, Professor of Environmental Engineering
University of California-Berkeley

Just the facts

You are more than 100 times as likely to catch a cold on a plane as in your normal daily routine. ****

On average, 50% of men and 75% of women wash their hands after using a restroom

Germs are responsible for over 1 billion colds annually in the United States alone.*

About 10 million U.S. adults ages 18-69 were unable to work during 2002 due to health problems

22 million school days are lost every year due to the common cold.*

The virus that causes the common cold and flu have been found to survive for up to three hours on objects such as armrests, tray tables and other similar surfaces.***

Cold & flu viruses are a leading cause of doctor's visits.*

Children have about 6 ~ 10 colds a year.*

In families with children in school, the number of colds per child can be as high as 12.*

Women, especially those aged 20~30 years have more colds than men.*

Children are two to three times more likely than adults to get sick with the flu, and children frequently spread the virus to others.*

During the Flu season, 59% of surfaces can be contaminated with the Flu virus.**

The Flu virus can travel up to twelve feet through the air at 100 mph.*

Wherever you go, we've got you covered

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
** "The Occurrence of Influenza A virus on Household and Day Care Center Fomites"; S.A. Boone, C.P. Gerba, Journal of Infection, 2004
***National Institute of Health Fact Sheet
****Journal of Environmental Health Research