Clean hands are not clean for long if they come into contact with other contaminated surfaces. The frequent and inevitable use of most door handles and levers means that they are one of the fastest ways for bacteria and viruses to spread. Being one of the largest touch points within a public environment, a typical handle in a public toilet is home to up to 40,000 germs per sq inch.
An antibacterial door handle cover that works to eliminate any microbes deposited onto the surfaces can help to reduce cross-contamination from one user to the next.
As an inorganic, natural mineral, the element of silver has a widely recognized antimicrobial function. So, what are silver ions? Silver ions refer to silver atoms from which one or more electrons have been lost, and which exist in an ionic state. They have an oxidizing power and are often used in daily life for disinfection and sterilization.
There is evidence to suggest the application of silver-ions technology has the potential to complement strategies aimed at inhibiting the spread of germs and in turn illnesses such as stomach flu, MRSA and common cold.
Antimicrobial silver has been shown to kill bacteria in a number of different ways, such as reproduction and metabolism. By using silver ions which have been embedded into the antibacterial coating, we provide an extra layer of defence on touchable surfaces that works continuously 24/7.