Monday, February 28, 2011

The most Germ infested places - we touch Daily!!


What you can't see, can be very harmful to you! The average hand harbors about 150 different species of bacteria. Researchers have found that germs are able to survive on surfaces anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks!


 Here is a List of a few filthy things we touch daily.....





Let us start with our Finger Favorites:

The shopping cart handle, public drinking fountains and ATM buttons!! Saliva, bacteria and fecal matter can all be found on shopping cart handles. These handles are rarely cleaned and touched by hundreds of people daily! Public drinking fountains are full of germs too! Did you know that school fountains harbor up to 2.7 million germs per square inch of the spigot??!! Chinese researchers found that each ATM key contains on average 1,200 germs!!!

It is so important to constantly wash your hands with soap and warm water. It is also good practice to carry hand sanitizers! Hand sanitizers kill 99.9% of hand bacteria!!

Household Havens for Horrible Germs!!
Your Bathtub and wet laundry can be filled with tons of germs! Your tub may have more than 100,000 bacteria per square inch, including staph bacteria. Even though you regularly clean your tub, you use it to wash germs off your body and the moist environment makes it perfect for germs to grow.Wet laundry can pose a threat of E. coli exposure! One soiled undergarment can contaminate the whole load with bacteria!

Soiled laundry should be washed separately!! Set your washer on hot!! 150 degrees kills germs, in addition to using bleach which kills 99.9% of bacteria.


 
Hand bags are a Heavenly place for Bacteria! Bacteria travel in class, attached to our Nine West or Coach Bags!! Ladies, ever rest your purse on the bathroom floor or sink??? Recent studies show that women can carry tens of thousands of bacteria on the bottom of their purses. Researchers have found Staphylococcus bacteria, Salmonella and E. coli!!



Try hanging your purse on the hook in the bathroom and avoid resting it on the side of the sink. Bacteria can easily survive on our clothing and bags, posing a potential threat to our health.


Germs at the Gym!! Researchers have found Staphylococcus bacteria on Yoga mats and Cardio machines. Communal places are often covered with infectious germs that can pose a threat to our health. It is important to disinfect machines and mats at the gym!!




The list goes on...from door knobs to remote controls...What you can't see, Can hurt you! What do you think? Do you carry hand sanitizers in your bag? or will you after reading this article?? Check out this advertisement for hand sanitizers!!


  
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