Just because the world outside is dangerous, confusing, and scary doesn’t mean we can sit inside and crack a cold one or two while we’re quarantined, right? You’re right. On top of that, just because we’re inside when we’re drinking beers doesn’t mean we need to be any less conscious of the germs that call our countertops, phone screens, and even beer bottles home. Germ fighting and anti-microbial products have become a buzz word as of late but we want to make sure you’re well equipped to understand exactly what anti-microbial actually means, and then point you in the right direction of a few anti-microbial bottle-opening products… that also help support local bartenders and service industry workers.
How Do I Know If A Product Is Germ-Fighting or Anit-Microbial?
There are a plethora of products circulating on Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and Kickstarter right now that all claim to be germ-killing savages that hook right onto your keychain. Beware, however, that might not always be the case with these products. A few things to look for when you’re hunting for something to take your COVID-19 and coronavirus protection game to the next level is the material that the product is made out of. Below we’ll talk more about what it means to be anti-microbial and what products are indeed anti-microbial.
What Materials Are Anti-Microbial And What Does That Mean?
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way… copper and its alloys like brass, bronze, and more - are naturally antimicrobial materials. This means they’re capable of destroying a large range of microorganisms. What this means is micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and more live on surfaces like plastic, cardboard, aluminum and more for extended periods of time. We then pick up those plastics or cardboards and transfer those microorganisms onto our hands. Anti-microbial materials and products like the GermShark which are made out of germ-fighting substances are inherent germ assassinations. Not every product in the world is going to have the capability of being anti-microbial (at least yet and not for the foreseeable future) but grab the ones that can be and help slow the spread.
If I Use Only Anti-Microbial Products Will I Not Get Sick?
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can wear an N-95 mask, carry a GermShark around, and practice impeccable social distancing but nothing is a guarantee. What you can do, is set yourself up for success by wearing a face covering, staying 6-feet apart from other people, and use anti-microbial products as much as you can. It’s up to us whether or not the curve gets flattened or soars into the stratosphere. Our biased recommendation is to grab yourself a GermShark today (maybe even one for a friend and family member as well) and help stop the spread of COVID-19, coronaviruses, and germs altogether.
Does Anti-Microbial Mean It Kills Germs?
Anti-microbial materials kill micro-organisms that exist on surfaces all over our homes, grocery stores, liquor stores, and more. Microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi such as mold and mildew cannot survive on anti-microbial products… such as the GermShark.
Where Can I Get Products To Help Me Combat The Spread Of COVID-19?
GermShark offers a multi-tool and bottle opener made out of the anti-microbial material brass which helps you, punch in pin numbers, open doors, open beer bottles, and more. In addition to its many capabilities, we donate a portion of all purchases to people in the service industry who normally pour our drinks and serve us food but are currently struggling to make rent.
--GermSharks are an awesome addition to any keychain or bottle opener drawer, but at the end of the day, we wrote this article to teach our community a thing or two about anti-microbial and germ-fighting products. We’re in live in unprecedented times, we’re all confused, and no one really knows what is going to happen next. Please stay safe, stay inside, and make sure to check in on friends and family who might be going through incredibly stressful times. If you do decide you want to check out the GermShark, you can learn more about it here or the GermShark is also available on Amazon.