Charles Gerba, PhD

Charles Gerba, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology and environmental science at University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tucson, Arizona. He is coauthor of The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu.

Infections

How to Kill the New Coronavirus: When You’re Home…When You’re Out

Killing the new coronavirus is crucial to stop its spread. Hot spots to clean at home, the right cleaners…self-defense at the store, gas station, etc.

Immunity

Yuck! We Are Drowning in Germs. Know Where They Are Hiding.

In this edition of The Bottom Line Advocator, Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner talks germs with Dr. Charles Gerba, the top expert in the field of “germology” who discloses the worst...

Cleaning

The 7 Germiest Spots in Your Home

Read This Before You Make Dinner Tonight Even if you are a germaphobe when you are out in public, you…

Infections

Surprising Places Where Germs Hide

Bacteria and viruses often lurk in "hot spots" you'd never expect Viruses that cause colds and flu can often be…

Personal Care

Are Toilet Seat Covers Really Necessary?

When you enter a public bathroom and, on the wall, you see a dispenser filled with toilet seat covers…do you…

Personal Safety

Do You Use Reusable Shopping Bags? What You Must Know…

Bacteria thrive in reusable shopping bags. Half of the reusable bags in a recent study had bacterial growth, and 12%…

Wellness

The Dirty Little Secret at the Grocery Store

Which of the following surfaces is most likely to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria—a diaper changing table...playground equipment...a shopping cart…