Why care about germs?

Germs are microbes including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi that cause illness and infections if they enter our bodies. They’re often released into the air when a person coughs or sneezes, and can survive on the hands to then be spread to other surfaces like tables and door handles.

What's the big deal?

Pathogenic microbes (i.e. an organism that causes, or can cause, disease) challenge our immune systems in many ways. They kill cells and can disrupt cell function. Symptoms vary depending on the organism causing the infection, but often include fever and fatigue.

Where viruses come from and how we get them

Particles

Transmission

Droplets

A virus-filled particle of breath or spittle that comes out of the nose or mouth of an infected individual when they breathe, speak, cough or sneeze. They generally fall to the ground within 2 meters of the person who expels them.

Aerosols

A microscopic virus-packed particle that's expelled from an infected person's mouth when breathing, speaking, coughing or sneezing. Unlike a droplet, smaller aerosol particles can remain suspended in the air.

Fomite

An object covered with virus particles, possibly because someone recently sneezed or coughed respiratory droplets onto it, or swiped a germ-covered hand on it. A glass could become a formite in that manner for example. The particles could survive from several hours to several days.

Antimicrobial bags

Protect what matters. Our bags are the perfect partner for your necessories - a hygienic storage space that repels and kills unwanted microbes. The inside lining is treated with Polygiene® ViralOff™ Technology, an antimicrobial treatment that will keep your items fresh and clear of unwanted microbes, bacteria and fungi.

Antimicrobial bags

Mask Bag Pro Antiviral

Designed to keep your mask, phone, keys and wallet clean and fresh with antimicrobial treated textile by Polygiene ViralOff® Technology. 

3 colors

$29