It is said that there are more bacteria on one human hand than there are people on Earth. Bacteria is commonly spread from contaminated surfaces to hands from which they can contaminate other surfaces and food, or be passed to another person. The design and material specification of surfaces in the built environment is an important factor in minimising infection. What are the most common types of deadly bacteria, and what are the design solutions that can stop them?
Antimicrobial Surfaces: Designing for 24/7 Protection and Integrity provides an in-depth look at the design and material considerations that will help stop the transmission of deadly bacteria. We look at common types of bacteria found in Australia, including E. coli, K. pneumoniae and Golden staph, and the environmental factors that contribute to the spread of bacteria in interior settings. We then consider high risk environments such as healthcare, child-care and food preparation settings, and consider the benefits of specifying antimicrobial surfaces to increase hygiene levels and provide round-the-clock protection.
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