Car interior or toilet seat- which is cleaner?

Researchers from Aston University have studied swabs taken from the insides of various vehicles, with differing owner histories, the results of which don’t make pleasant reading.  In fact, you may want to think twice before you eat in your car!

The results from the six areas tested showed that the average car was dirtier than a dirty toilet seat! With the most bacteria being found in the car boot, which is logical as that’s where dirty outside footwear may be  stored.  Here there were significantly high levels of bacteria including E.coli,  a common faecal bacteria. This is perhaps not a great issue until we think of what else we carry in our car boot: food shopping, fruit and veg, pushchairs, coats –  in fact many everyday items we go on to touch.

Not surprisingly the next ‘dirtiest’ place was the driver’s seat, followed by the gearstick and rear seats – still fancy eating lunch or picking up a drive-through in your car?

Let’s not even contemplate the coughs, splutters and snotty tissues that happen on car journeys, but don’t panic, you don’t need to fumigate the car after every trip … Liquid Guard is a long-term antimicrobial surface treatment for the hard non-absorbent surfaces within the car interior,  whilst  Liquid Guard textile treats all the internal upholstery, such as seats, carpets –  particularly the boot.  

Liquid Guard is a long-term antimicrobial self-disinfecting surface  coating that kills microbes (bacteria, viruses, moulds and fungi) on their surface contact. Over the last two years Liquid Guard’s antimicrobial performance has been relied upon to help break the hand-surface-hand chain of infection in Govt offices,  public areas, football clubs and commercial offices.

While we can’t prevent harmful microbes from contaminating the cars’ interior, Liquid Guard can prevent them from being transferred to  you and your passengers, via your hands, clothes, phones and reusable coffee and water bottles.  Liquid Guard is an SiO2 (quartz) ‘glass like’ coating that creates a microscopic rough surface (it can’t be felt, only seen under a microscope), which punctures the fragile outer membrane of the microbe on contact.  This action renders the microbe dead and inactive which means it can’t be passed from the surface to you via your hands or anything else that the surface makes contact with  such as food , drinks bottles and children’s toys. 

Liquid Guard textile and Liquid Guard antimicrobial surface coating are both easy to apply and become fully active  in 6hrs, with the added bonus that they remain active for at least twelve months! Whilst this may seem too good to be true, Liquid Guard is independently tested and certified to be effective against Influenza A, SARS-CoV-2, E.Coli, salmonella, Staphylococcus and Staphylococcus and many more infections. 

If nothing else, the study from Aston University shows that to make the effort and find the time to clean our cars regularly is definitely  a worthwhile chore – but if life doesn’t afford you the time,  then perhaps it’s time to consider Liquid Guard for continued surface disinfection and peace of mind! 

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