It’s often said by people that they “live
in” their cars. Aside from children, car pool buddies and pets, drivers
are taking unwanted passengers along for the ride: Germs.
conducted by universities and the automotive industry have exposed
automobiles as some of the dirtiest environments encountered in our
everyday lives. These studies – by Ford Motor Company, the University of
Michigan, University of Arizona microbiologist Dr. Chuck Gerba, and the
U.K.’s Aston University in Birmingham – all came to similar
conclusions, identifying pathogens such as E. coli, salmonella,
campylobacter and even MRSA in samples taken from steering wheels, gear
shifts, cup holders, dashboards, change holders and seats. One study
turned up mold all over a child safety seat.
According to the
U.K. researchers, children and pets are at greatest risk when they ride
in dirty cars. However, cars that regularly transport kids and pests
were found to have the highest bacteria counts. Those researchers also
found that germs were spread around vehicles via climate control air
blowers, with older vehicles demonstrating higher levels of
contamination. This was attributable, they believed, to
poorly-functioning air cabin filters.
The Global Shield Solutions Approach: Proactive and Environmentally Friendly
Auto™, which features the proprietary silane-based antimicrobial active
ingredient used in Sterile Doctor™, gives vehicle owners and renters
access to a new and exciting feature: protection for their car’s
surfaces against odor-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold. In
addition to the antimicrobial properties in its active ingredient, our
Sterile Auto™ product is a stain repellent that protects touchpoints
within a vehicle’s interior from cosmetic damage associated with spills
Sterile Auto™ is colorless, odorless and “green”.
Unlike antimicrobial treatments such as those utilizing silver or
triclosan, Sterile Auto™ employs a physical mode of action to control
microbes. In contrast, silver and triclosan employ a chemical mode of
action that can create adaptive mutations in microbes, and leach
byproducts into the environment that can have an impact on humans,
wildlife and plants.
Target Areas: Steering wheel, gear shift,
cup holder, dashboard, change holder, seats, child safety seats,
controls, armrests, carpets, more.
News clips that reveal the truth about the cleanliness of our vehicles
Germs, Bacteria Lurk in Your Car – ABC News
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Clean is Your Car? Steering Wheels Have Nine Times More Germs Than
Public Toilet Seat – Daily Mail
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