TEDxPhoenix - Dr. Charles P Gerba - Hygiene in the 21st Century





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Uploaded on May 6, 2010

TEDxPhoenix 2009 presents Dr. Charles P. Gerba, Professor at the Colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, University of Arizona.


Theres a good chance that your keyboard and carpet are dirtier than your toilet seat, and if you dont believe us, then just ask microbes and germ expert Dr. Charles P. Gerba. Dr. Gerba has the ultimate dirty job as he conducts research on the process by which germs get passed between people, places, and objects. His research has not only led to articles in the The Washington Post and media appearances on Good Morning America, Today, and Dateline, but it has also led to the development of new disinfectants and drinking water treatment processes. So the next time youre wondering about what is being done to keep you and your loved ones safe from the next outbreak, just remember that Dr. Gerba is probably already working on it.

(A/V Credit: Brian Carson and John Harris)

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