Does someone in your surroundings suffer from a common cold or the flu?
On average adults catches two to four colds annually. However, children struggle more often and can suffer six to nine colds per year. Due to all kinds of viruses floating in the air and the constant development of new viruses, the body never builds up resistance against all those viruses.
The common cold is caused by a number of different types of viruses. These viruses enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth causing inflammation in the nasal, throat, and sinus passages. Signs and symptoms, which vary from person to person, might include a runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, and sometimes people even get a slight fever.
You can catch a cold if someone near you sneezes, coughs, or even talks. This allows contaminated saliva droplets to escape which you could inhale.
By sneezing, viruses can travel a distance of 8 meters and can stay in the air for hours.
Moreover, transmission can occur through direct contact.
Think about shaking hands with someone who has just coughed or sneezed, or an object that is often touched.
Colds sometimes seem inevitable.
Maintaining your immune system up by sleeping well, exercising , and preventing stress is not always easy, but it is possible to reduce the risks of infection:
Regularly wash your hands
Regularly disinfect your keyboard and mobile phone
Ventilate well in your home and in the office
Install a WINIX air purifier
All WINIX air purifiers feature a True HEPA filter that filters 99.97% of particulate matter, together with our unique PlasmaWave Technology to minimize the risk of colds and other virus-related sicknesses.