Stay Safe in Public Places with Copper Compression Gloves
December 25 2017
Have you ever stopped to think about the sheer number of germs you come in contact with on a daily basis? Just think about your daily commute; the benches at the bus stop as well as the ones on the bus/trains, the coffee shop's door handle that you push to get through or the elevator your ride to work. Germs are everywhere! Now think of the number of people that use these public facilities and where else they might have been as well as the number of germs they probably transferred on their way to work. Not just them, you too, would end up transferring germs from one place by simply going about your morning commute.
While it’s no secret that public transport and other public places are riddled with microbes and germs, the convenience and time-saving benefits of such services offered, tend to make such concerns secondary. While you cannot avoid using such facilities, you must sit down to analyse the germs that are all around and think of ways to avoid such contact. This is especially important because frequent contact with such microbes can affect your immunity in the long run. Not just that, but also coming in contact with germs on a daily basis makes you more susceptible to a number of illnesses.
Take the London Underground for instance, through the interactive data, the London Underground is shown as the dirtiest form of transport. When exploring different tube lines in such grim detail, the presence of Staphylococcus Aureus (the bacteria responsible for toxic shock syndrome) E.coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia were clear. The last two strains are resistant to antibiotics and known to cause serious blood, chest and urine infections. Now, that you have a better picture of how easily you can catch an illness just by riding the tube to work, you should now sit down and really think about the number of germs you come into contact with and the methods of preventative care to protect yourself. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Get yourself and your family members vaccinated to reduce the chances of contracting the flu. Quick Tip - It is best to get the vaccine early in the flu season which usually runs from October that marks the beginning of winter. Also, note that it takes about two weeks for the full effect to kick in so schedule your vaccination accordingly.
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
You can also lower your chances of getting sick by keeping your immune system strong by getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutrient-rich foods.
Carry the Right Kind of Reinforcements
While most people use sanitisers to keep their hands clean after using a public space, sanitisers, unfortunately, don’t do much to eliminate germs and other bacteria. This chilling news is based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During one of the studies conducted on the topic, researchers determined that preferential use of hand sanitisers over soap and water for routine hand hygiene might be associated with the increased risk of norovirus outbreaks.
So, what else can be used in the name of reinforcement against germs, bacteria and other microbes?
Wearing Copper Compression Gloves, of course! While you can take all the necessary precautions and preventative measures to keep yourself protected, copper compression gloves are a great way to ensure minimal contact with germ and microbe-infested surfaces.
Not only do the gloves minimise external contact and warmth, but the copper ions present in them also provide round the clock antimicrobial protection and kill odour producing microbes while on the job! During extensive research and experimentation in his quest to find a powerful microbe resistant touch surface, Southampton scientist, Bill Keevil discovered copper-rich alloys have a powerful antimicrobial effect capable of blitzing both bacterial superbugs - like MRSA - and even some viruses. http://theconversation.com/copper-is-great-at-killing-superbugs-so-why-dont-hospitals-use-it-73103 So, as you can see, copper compression gloves are a surefire way of keeping yourself protected from germs while keeping you warm when on-the-go. Get your perfect fit at Copper Clothing now!
Take a look at some of the most commonly acquired ones below:
Flu viruses can travel in the air via tiny droplets that get released when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks, making it the easiest to spread and catch.
The Common Cold
Similar to the flu, the common cold is also caused by viral strains that can be transferred by air. In fact, many of these viruses remain active on surfaces like armrests, tray tables and seat back pockets for several hours, increasing the chances of contracting them.
It is an infection caused by an extremely contagious virus that spreads through touch surfaces. Norovirus is typically characterised by nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a staph bacterium that is typically resistant to most antibiotic treatments but this superbug can be destroyed by Copper.