BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Health & Living  >  Microbes & Surfaces: To Touch or Not To Touch?

Microbes & Surfaces: To Touch or Not To Touch?

Dr Chang Li Yen, Virologist, University of Malaya

26-Oct-20 16:00

Microbes & Surfaces: To Touch or Not To Touch?

An Australian study has found that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive for 28 days on mobile phone screens and on banknotes, under certain conditions. How does this translate into the risk of us contracting the virus through contact with high-touch surfaces in our homes or workplaces? We ask Dr Chang Li Yen, virologist from University of Malaya, to put this study into perspective, as well as to explain how we can prevent the transmission of other common infectious diseases through surface contact.

Image Source: Shutterstock 

Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek, Teo Xing Yu

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  Health PolicyDiseases and ConditionsMental HealthHealthy LivingFitnessScienceMedical Innovation and Technology

Tags:  The Bigger PictureHealth & LivingCOVID-19VirusInfectious DiseasesHigh Touch SurfacesSanitise


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

(LIVE) Dato' Kamarul Redzuan Muhamed, Founder & Group CEO, Uzma

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Pressing Matters

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Louise Chu, Founder, Claire Organics

11:05 AM

Raise Your Game

Jeevan Sahadevan, Founder, LeverageLab

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Dato' Kamarul Redzuan Muhamed, Founder & Group CEO, Uzma

2:05 PM

Redefining Success

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Plastic Soup: International Coastal Clean-up 2022

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Budget 2023: We Need To Invest for Rare Diseases

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Everyone’s A Critic

8:05 PM

Just For Kicks

9:00 PM

GGWP

10:00 PM

Wavelength