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Germ-Ridden Doorknob Can Infect Building in Hours
Virus quickly spread to more than half of one building's occupants
- "The hand is quicker than the sneeze in the spread of disease," warns the lead author of a study that found a single germ-laden doorknob can spread a virus throughout a building in the space of hours. University of Arizona researcher Charles Gerba's team placed a harmless...
Vancouver Bans ... Doorknobs?
Levers make life easier for the elderly, disabled
- Vancouver is taking the lead in getting rid of something that many people didn't realize was problematic: the lowly doorknob. The city has already replaced knobs with levers—which are much easier for elderly or people with disabilities to operate—in public buildings, and the city's building code...
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