While Efforts to Clean Surfaces and Hands Continue, New Report Finds Only 13 Percent of Americans Protect the Air They Breathe; Fellowes Introduces Four Step Process ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/
— Washing your hands and disinfecting indoor surfaces are not enough to protect your home this cold and flu season. Indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air,1 and our homes are teeming with airborne germs and viruses, the leading causes of cold and flu.2 Despite these facts, the 2014 Cold and Flu Report from Fellowes
found only 13 percent of American adults use an air purifier as part of their cold and flu prevention arsenal.
To improve indoor air quality,
Fellowes explains that while frequent hand washing and disinfecting surfaces have become synonymous with cold and flu prevention, a four step process is truly necessary to reducing the risk of cold and flu illness in the home:
- Ask about a flu shot
- Wash and sanitize hands regularly
- Wipe down surfaces with powerful disinfectants
- Purify the air indoors
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