Search Close Menu

Tag Search Result

prevent spread of germs

Most identifiable bacteria on N.Y. subway are harmless, researchers say

The most commonly found organism (46.9%) was bacteria. Despite some riders' fears of catching cold or flu from fellow straphangers, viruses were rare — they made up .032% of the samples. However, some seasonal viruses are RNA viruses, not DNA viruses, and they would not be identified with the collection methods used in the study.

Jacket helps protect transit riders from germs

Appropriately called the Germinator, the jacket is the result of almost a year's worth of research into how commuters get sick on public transit — and how to help prevent sharing illnesses.

Designers unveil self-cleaning subway grips

Cyclean is a new handle design that works similarly to rotating cloth towel machines, disinfecting the strap as it revolves. The design team won an award for the concept.