Charles Gerba, PhD

Charles Gerba, PhD, professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health of University of Arizona in Tucson and a member of the international editorial board of Journal of Water and Health, sponsored by the World Health Organization. He is coauthor of The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu.


How to Fly Safely During the Pandemic

Key safety measures will help limit your exposure to the new coronavirus and lower your risk of developing COVID-19 when you travel by air.


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.


Yuck! We Are Drowning in Germs. Know Where They Are Hiding—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Charles Gerba

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...


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…


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%…


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…