Wash Our Hands
Since we are often in places where there are crowds of people, we need to be prepared for the germs that tend to surface. Germs can enter our systems unsuspectingly and cause havoc. When we find ourselves hanging out where many other people go…and this could be every single day, You can bet the farm that germs will be there too. Contact with bad bacteria can be avoided in most cases simply by using sanitary wipes.
For your convince, in the list below are places where you are subject to get germs upon contact that you may not otherwise suspect.
1.Restaurants: Research states that the dishrags used to clean the tables between customer use are loaded with e-coli and is used multiple times before it is disinfected again. It spreads a small film of e-coli onto the tables making the germs a potential for cross contamination.
Avoid the germ attack: Wipe the table with sanitary wipes before your meal arrives. Remember to include the booster chair or the high chair with the sanitary wipes cleansing as well. Also, wash your hands before and after your meal.
2.Public bathrooms: In a public bathroom, you may be surprised to know that most of the germs are not found on the toilet seat. According to the experts, the majority of the germs are found around the water faucet and the soap dispenser. People using the toilet transfer the germs when they go to wash their hands. These areas are moist, and help the bacteria to live and grow.
Avoid the germ attack: Use a paper towel when turning on and off the water faucet. Wash hands well with the soap and water for at least 20 seconds before drying. Since evidence suggest that the door knobs may also contain e-coli and other germs, use a paper towel to cover the door knob or handle for opening the door.
3. Grocery store shopping cart handles. Leakey meats will very often spill onto the shopping cart handles. The beef juices will contain e-coli, and the juices from poultry will contain salmonella. Studies show that 70 to 80 percent of the shopping carts around the country are infected with these germs. Germs are also transferred by people who sneeze, cough, and wipe their nose, then touch the shopping cart without washing their hands
Avoid the germ attack: Clean the shopping cart handle with a sanitary wipe before using it.
4. Shopping malls. Despite the sagging economy, the evidence shows that we still love shopping in the malls. One of the easiest ways to get germs from the mall is by using the escalators. When people use the escalators, they are prone to place their hands on the rail. Once again their hands then become dirty with bacteria from other people. People use their hands to block their coughs, to blow their nose and God only knows what else. So be safe from those germs and try not to touch the dirty escalator handles.
Avoid the germ attack: Just in case you have used the side rails of the escalator, once you get off the escalator, wipe your hands with a sanitary wipe, or use a handy sanitary spray to clean with. The same principle apples here: Many people with dirty hands are touching the escalator and transferring germs from their hands.
5. Park playgrounds: Traces of e-coli are left on the playing equipment by the diaper wearing toddler. If any of the bacteria is transferred to the mouth, the toddler is prone to get sick with nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and gastric pain.
Avoid the germ attack: Wash the toddler’s hands with sanitary wipes immediately after leaving the equipment. Wash your hands with the sanitary wipes as well to prevent cross contamination.
6. Hotels: Studies suggest that the TV remote is one of the dirties things in a hotel room and is loaded with bad bacteria. The remote is touched by many people without ever being disinfected. Imagine the accumulation of germs that it harbors. So what’s a person to do?
Avoid the germ attack: Clean the remote thoroughly with sanitary wipes. Once you are finished cleaning the remote, wash and cleanse your hands well.
I’m sure that there are many other ‘hot buttons’ for germ growth that I did not list. For example library books, elevator buttons, and anything you can think of that is associated with the public use. The same principle stands. It is a good idea to use this same principle in your home as appropriate. The goal is to protect yourself against cross contamination with careful hand sanitation when coming into contact with dirty surfaces.
Healthy trails to you.