Studies Say Keyboards Can Be Full of Bacteria, but How Can We Keep Them Clean? Vioguard Explains

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Now, more than ever, people are very dependent on computers.

From work to school and even virtual gatherings, computers are used by everyone during the coronavirus pandemic.

Some studies show that computer surfaces can be a transmitter of bacteria. 

Research even shows that keyboards can be dirtier than a toilet seat.

According to the Vice President for Marketing and Sales of Vioguard, Mark Beeston, "For teachers and students using shared workspaces, the risk for infection of viruses like COVID-19 from using shared objects, such as keyboards, increases."  

Since children are about to return to school, they are expected to use computers, and if they are into remote learning, they will also inevitably use keyboards.

Vioguard offers a solution that can help in destroying germs, bacteria, and viruses. That is to ensure that every computer is safe for kids to use. This technology is called Cubby and Cubby+. It uses UV-C light to disinfect the keyboard and mouse trackpad.

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Keyboards vs. toilet seats

study conducted by researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia shows that keyboards have high levels of bacteria, specifically those shared by many people. 

Another study by researchers from the University of Arizona found that there are more bacteria in a shared desktop than in an average toilet seat.

According to a study by the National Center for Health Research, most bacteria found in desktop computers live in the skin, mouth, or nasal passages of humans. This study means that these bacteria may be transmitted through human hands.

How to avoid the transmission of bacteria or viruses?

As the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) continuously reminds the public always to wash hands to avoid transmission of diseases.

However, Vioguard offers an alternative that would be effective in disinfecting keyboards.

In reducing the time spent or allotted to wiping down keyboards or a mouse, the UV-C solutions can come in handy. 

Beeston said in an interview with Parent Herald, "This system is 99.99% effective in killing harmful microorganisms within seconds, eliminating the need for manual disinfection and disposal of biohazard waste."

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Advantages of using Vioguard products

According to WebMD, catching bacteria or viruses like the coronavirus can be avoided by disinfecting surfaces commonly used or shared by a lot of people.

However, thoroughly cleaning up may take so much time, especially in a school where the primary concern is to conduct classes.

Through the use of Vioguard products, there will no longer be disruptions in class due to clean up. Also, there are no harmful chemicals left when cleaning keyboards or other parts of the computer.

According to the Vice President for Marketing and Sales of Vioguard, Mark Beeston, "Additionally, there is the issue of human error with other means of cleaning." With the Vioguard UV-C technology, even the cracks and crevices of the keyboard are cleaned.

Vioguard believes that schools can benefit from using this product. Beeston said, "Ultimately schools can benefit from using UV-C to save time, money and resources."

UV-C Technology only needs seconds to perform the disinfection, making it ideal for schools.

It will not only be the right product for keyboards in schools, but it would be great for tablets or mobile phones at home as well.

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