COVID Keychain Anti-Germ Utility Tool.
Never worry about touching filthy, high-contact surfaces again. Grab one of our COVID Keychain Anti-Germ Utility Tool.
• The reinforced Nylon hook is perfectly designed for opening door handles of many sizes.
• Opens doors up to 15 kilograms
• Rubberized tip is designed for typing on keypads of all kinds
• Carabiner included.
Your first thought may be to wear gloves whenever you leave home to keep from touching a potentially contaminated surface—but they could actually do more harm than good. “Gloves are a physical barrier between your hands and the shopping cart or the card machine at the register, but they themselves harbor germs,” Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York-based Internist and Gastroenterologist and Adjunct Professor at Touro College, previously told Health. “Because of these issues, gloves are no more protective than our tried-and-true strategies of social distancing, washing your hands, and not touching your face," she adds. Not only can they help spread viruses and germs from place to place while you run errands, but purchasing gloves also takes away a precious resource from healthcare workers who need them.
One solution? Enter touch tools: small, often-hooked pieces of metal, plastic, or wood that you can attach to a set of keys or a belt-loop for hands-free door-opening or button tapping. Sometimes referred to as “cootie keys” or “hygiene hooks,” these touch tools can be effective in helping to prevent the spread of germs, and even coronavirus, but only if used correctly.