“1.8 Billion People (25% of the world’s population) live without access to adequate sanitation”
~Center for Disease Control Global WASH Fast Facts
“Infectious disease costs the United States $70 Billion each year”
~Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker
How illnesses spread
Illnesses Spread by Coughing and Sneezing
Coughing spreads droplets as far as six meters, and sneezing spreads droplets as far as eight meters. In addition, these droplets stay suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.
Doorknobs and Railings
Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40-60 percent of surfaces and people in a building within 2 to 4 hours.
Bacteria on a Surface
Bacteria and viruses such as the common cold, influenza, SARS, and others, spread by droplets in the air that land on surfaces. Many surfaces such as doorknobs and railings are forgotten to be cleaned.