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How clean are the door handles you touch?

Is it correct to assume that manual daily cleaning provides the best protection for people who use high-touch surfaces like door handles? In this article, Ian Graham, founder of Glana, and developer of the Axiene Clean Touch antimicrobial door handle system (HEJ – November 2021), describes the findings from hygiene performance trials comparing standard cleaning procedures with new Axiene technology

The COVID pandemic has raised awareness that hygiene is critical, and has highlighted the risk of infection spread when touch surface cleanliness is overlooked. However, manual cleaning is not always consistent, and surfaces assumed to be safe may actually be contaminated. It is well documented that only 5 per cent of people wash their hands correctly after using the toilet, so are you confident that the door handle is safe to use?

To investigate this further, Glana undertook a series of trials at the University of Strathclyde comparing normal daily cleaning procedures with the new Axiene hygiene innovation, to understand the influencing factors in cleaning, and to assess the level of protection that can be achieved.

Pandemic increased focus on good hygiene

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