Kehei Traveler

The Premiere Travel Seat Cover

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Patent numbers:  US 9.402,484 B2  and  US D807,668S

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You are constantly exposed to both healthy and harmful micro-organisms.  The latter, commonly called germs, are spread by direct contact with another person or by indirect contact with contaminated surfaces and items.  There is a common misconception that a clean looking surface is a germ-free surface.  However, studies have shown that what appears to be dirt-free can be home to millions of harmful micro-organisms.

 

Whether traveling by plane, bus, train or taxi, catching a Sunday matinee at your local movie theater or cheering on your favorite team at the ballpark, you have utilized a public seat at least once in your life.

 

Do you know with 100% certainty:

 

  • Who used (or misused) that seat before you?

  • What are the hygiene practices (or lack thereof) of that person?

  • When was the last time that seat was (or wasn’t) cleaned?

  • Where the record is located indicating the cleaning was (or wasn’t) done?

  • Why the act of occupying a public seat can present several threats to your health?

  • How can you protect yourself?

 

The truth is that not everyone who occupied that seat is as clean or as courteous as you may be.  Apart from the obvious precautions, there is not much else you can do… or is there?

 

  • You are more than 100 times as likely to catch a cold on a plane as in your normal daily routine. ****

  • On average, 50% of men and 75% of women wash their hands after using a restroom.

  • Germs are responsible for over 1 billion colds annually in the United States alone.*

  • About 10 million U.S. adults ages 18-69 were unable to work during 2002 due to health problems.

  • 22 million school days are lost every year due to the common cold.*

  • The virus that causes the common cold and flu have been found to survive for up to three hours on objects such as armrests, tray tables and other similar surfaces.***

  • Cold & flu viruses are a leading cause of doctor's visits.*

  • Children have about 6 ~ 10 colds a year.*

  • In families with children in school, the number of colds per child can be as high as 12.*

  • Women, especially those aged 20~30 years have more colds than men.*

  • Children are two to three times more likely than adults to get sick with the flu, and children frequently spread the virus to others.*

  • During the Flu season, 59% of surfaces can be contaminated with the Flu virus.**

  • The Flu virus can travel up to twelve feet through the air at 100 mph.*

 

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
** "The Occurrence of Influenza A virus on Household and Day Care Center Fomites"; S.A. Boone, C.P. Gerba, Journal of Infection, 2004
***National Institute of Health Fact Sheet
****Journal of Environmental Health Research

 

 

 

"Germs aren't just in the air;  once they deposit on a surface, they remain available not just by inhalation but by contact [or] somebody touching a surface."

~ Bill Nazaroff, Professor of Environmental Engineering University of California-Berkeley