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Do "self-cleaning" elevator buttons really work?

Added 12-03-20 04:03:02am EST - “Do "self-cleaning" elevator buttons really work?” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it’s hard to verify claims of “self-cleaning” or “antiviral” surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 is an airborne disease. Research suggests it would be difficult to catch the virus from surfaces like an elevator button.

“You get it through what you breathe, not through what you touch,” said Emanuel Goldman, who studies viruses at Rutgers University.

Studies showing the virus can survive several hours on plastic or metal surfaces do not mimic real-life conditions, said Dr. Dean Winslow, an infectious disease specialist at Stanford Health Care.

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