Did you know that it takes at least 20 seconds of washing with soap and water to kill most germs? Safe to say that most of us are doing it wrong.
According to studies, only 1 in 3 people wash their hands after using the toilet. Gross, right? Of those, only 5% scrub long enough to kill infection-causing germs. Here's a fun fact: restrooms can contain more than 1,000 infection-causing bacteria. Yep, that sure is filthy.
Fortunately, Safeguard utilized studies from researchers and health professionals to introduce the Safeguard Germ Alarm -- a screeching, attention-grabbing alarm and soap dispenser combo. It was made to tackle and prevent the onslaught of germs found in public restrooms. What's really cool about this invention is how it works. The Safeguard Germ Alarm is connected to toilet cubicle doors and is triggered when an individual leaves. It can only be disarmed when the paired soap dispenser is pressed. So, what we have here is an interactive device that engages users to prevent the spread of germs and disease. Tech combined with social good? Approved!
Last year, Safeguard introduced this product during Global Handwashing Day, and it has since been installed in public restrooms in major fast-food chains around the Philippines. Even schools are beginning to introduce the alarm in their facilities, with a long-term goal to enjoin this product with even more establishments and schools in the future.
The Safeguard Germ Alarm can provide 99% germ protection against harmful diseases and halts the spread of illness. Germaphobes rejoice!
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