Why you should be concerned at the gas pump!
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"Studies have shown that human coronaviruses can persist on inanimate surfaces like plastic, glass, or metal for up to nine days."
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"It's not just the number of germs present on gas pump handles, but the quality of those germs.
Human coronaviruses can persist on inanimate surfaces like plastic, glass, or metal for up to nine days.
Avoid touching gas pump handles
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“The level of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) found on gas pump handles was high enough to trigger disease transmission. A level of 300 or higher indicates the presence of contamination. All surfaces listed above received a rating over 300, with gas pump handles having the highest. Yuck!”
Gas pump handles are filthiest surfaces American's touch.
“No one ever takes the time to clean gas pump handles for one, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they are dangerously filthy. Consider then how many people touch that same gas pump handle on a daily basis. There is no telling what types of illness-causing germs are swarming on these handles, just waiting for another surface to be transferred to, such as your hands. In fact, germs from people's hands can transfer seven times before leaving the skin.” Read more.
What others are saying about the CAPGATOR™ device.
As a frequent traveler, I use gas pump handles at refueling stations all across the country … and they’re always filthy dirty! The handles often leave your hands sticky, grimy and smelling like gasoline after refueling. CAPGATOR™ is the perfect solution! It’s easy to use and acts as a physical barrier between your hand and the gas pump handle, preventing contact with germs, direct and chemicals. And best of all, it is conveniently stored on the vehicles gas cap behind the fuel door––so it’s right there when you need it.