The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 Heathcare-associated infections (HAI) in U.S. acute care hospitals. Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. Textile materials in healthcare environments can harbor dangerous pathogens. Touch contamination is one way to transfer pathogens from person to person resulting in possible HAIs. Microbicbloc products significantly reduce pathogens on textiles and provide protection from touch contamination.
Carpets and Beds in hotel rooms have been found to contain high concentrations of Escherichia coli (E. coli). Towels in bath rooms are also areas where pathogens can survive and be passed via touch contamination to hotel guests. The potential transmission of pathogens is also a concern for hospitality workers, who come in contact with the textiles in guest rooms every day. Microbicbloc products significantly reduce pathogens on textiles and provide protection from touch contamination.
Upholstered chairs and sofas in common areas of schools, offices, restaurants, coffee shops, and other public meeting areas can easily become contaminated with harmful bacteria that can cause infection. Upholstered furniture in public areas is rarely, if ever, sanitized and can contribute to spread of pathogens among the people that use it. Microbicbloc can significantly reduce such pathogens on upholstered furniture and provide a reduction in infection resulting from furniture in public places.
Many methods of public transportation use upholstered chairs for passengers including air lines, buses, and trains. The amount of people using this type of seating significantly increases the chance of it becoming contaminated. Thus, the amount of potential infection from pathogens on these fabric surfaces is significant and rarely addressed. Microbicbloc can significantly reduce such pathogens on upholstery in public transportation and provide a reduction in the resulting infections.