Earlier this week, mHealthWatch reported that there’s an excellent chance that your mobile phone may have exposed you to the flu virus or another nefarious bug during this winter season of sickness. As it turns out, flu germs and the like can survive on the surfaces of a wide variety of materials. So while we sanitize our hands on a regular basis, it turns out we should probably also be sanitizing our mobile phones and tablets.
This morning, we received a great tip about a new product that may assist users in their efforts to keep their mobile devices as sanitary as possible.
Released just last week, Seal Shield LLC is promoting the Sea Lion waterproof case for the iPhone.
Admittedly developed for the healthcare market, The Sea Lion is billed as the world’s first waterproof phone case with antimicrobial product protection.
The Sea Lion’s sealed, form-fitted polycarbonate shell is light weight and durable, providing maximum shock protection in an attractive and unobtrusive design. The Sea Lion case makes the iPhone 5 one hundred percent waterproof, fully submersible and washable, while providing complete functionality of all phone features.
Best of all, the Sea Lion contains an antimicrobial, fungistatic additive which “reduces the growth of mold, mildew and odor causing bacteria on the product’s surfaces.”
“Bacteria and other infectious agents on a phone can cause Flu, Pinkeye or Diarrhea,” warns Jeffrey Cain , Chief of Family Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “Hospitals have been rapidly expanding their use of tablets, smart phones and other personal devices, but have found that those devices represent a challenge for infection control efforts.”
“Our healthcare customers are demanding infection protection for their cell phones and tablets,” adds Seal Shield CEO and Chairman Brad Whitchurch . “We developed the Sea Lion for healthcare, but its unique features also make it the ideal solution for active lifestyles.”
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