The dust that gathers inside your home on your shelves, pictures, and furniture has nothing to do with poor housekeeping. Dust is a naturally occurring and consistently gathering mass of particles that come from human and animal skin, textile fibers, soil and pollen. Dust also harbors dust mites, which are tiny arachnids whose presence in a living space is frequently linked with asthma. It is important not to let dust get out of control, both for health and peace of mind reasons.
Some homes and buildings truly are dustier than others. There are a few reasons for this, including:
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There are many ways to survive those nasty cold bugs, but this is what I do to get through:
Stay healthy this season!
Stay healthy this season!
Do you know how the common cold and influenza are spread? Usually, these illnesses are passed through infectious droplets that are produced when people cough, sneeze, or even talk. The comparatively large infectious droplets are carried via relatively small sprays (aerosols) through the air and come into contact with other people. These droplets can only travel a short range, so infected people should remain at least 6’ away from others when possible.
The cold and flu are also spread when infected people touch objects like doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, and other frequently touched surfaces. These surfaces are then contaminated with viruses and may infect another person who touches the same object and then transfers the infected material from the hands to the eyes, nose or mouth. This is why it is crucial to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces effectively and often.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in your home and office significantly decreases the number of germs and viruses on those surfaces, effectively reducing the risk and transmission of the cold and flu from person to person. Routine cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the germs, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.
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Increasingly, companies are integrating a more holistic approach to defend employee and building occupant health against cold and flu viruses through effective cleaning methods and encouraging proper hand hygiene. It has been proven that comparatively small investments in cleaning systems and hygiene education produce exponential gains in profits and productivity.
Colds, flu, tummy bugs, and illnesses such as these are the most common reason for employee absences. Sickness can quickly and easily spread across a school or workplace resulting in significant absenteeism, resulting in potentially huge costs to businesses. In the US alone, the average number of sick days per employee per year is 7.7 days. This health-related lost productive time (LPT) equates to $225.8 billion per year in losses to employers. Additionally, sick time is unplanned and negatively affects the business as a whole by decreasing overall the production/output rate up to 54% as well as up to a 39% drop in sales and customer service.
Every year in the US, the common flu is the cause for 3.1 million hospitalized days and 31.4 million outpatient visits, accounting for the lost productivity of the patients (not to mention how awful it is to have the flu!). Further, the estimated total annual economic burden in the US imposed by the flu is close to $87 billion, of which $16 billion is lost productivity and earnings and the remaining $10 billion is spent on direct medical costs associated with influenza alone.
The common cold is probably the most common illness shared among human beings. Adults have an average of 2-3 colds every year resulting in an estimated cost of lost productivity that approaches $25 billion per year in the US. Of this, $16.6 billion is attributed to on the job productivity loss and $8 billion to absenteeism (extended absence from the workplace).
The above context really helps shed light on the value of clean. A comparatively small investment in an effective cleaning and hygiene program will help avoid or significantly reduce the health and economic impacts of seasonal flu and the common cold. Contact Oso Clean to learn more about eliminating germs and disease in your home and office through an effective cleaning program.