Top 8 Germ HotSpots
When it comes to public bathroom, we are pretty sure everyone by know must be referring it as ‘5-star’ place for bacteria’s. The germs present in bathrooms mostly comprises of intestinal bacteria like E.coli which causes diarrhea.
You will be surprised to know that there is not much risk from just sitting on the toilet. The risk comes when you touch the seat, door or sink with your hands and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth with the same hand.
A common pool is easily contaminated with hundreds of bacteria as it is used by many and cleaned less frequently. A pool can turn into a disaster when someone with diarrhea goes swimming as chlorine doesn’t always kill the germs immediately. Besides, to make contaminate the pool more, some people also pee and spit in it.
Microbiologists found that kitchen sponges carried the most germs in the home.
To sanitize, pop your wet kitchen sponge in the microwave for two minutes every day or wash it with your dishwasher’s drying cycle. Replace your sponge at least every two weeks.
Your Cell Phone
Your cell phone comes into contact with hands many times over the course of a day, so it’s likely to carry plenty of germs.
It serves to greet not only your guests but also all the bugs on the bottoms of their shoes.
“The area near your front door is one of the dirtiest in the house”. Once bacteria plant their stakes in your mat, anytime you walk on it, you give them a free ride into your home.
Spray the doormat once a week with a fabric-safe disinfectant (such as Lysol Disinfectant Spray). Leave shoes at the door, and avoid resting bags and groceries on the mat, too.
Switches or Remotes
These are places we touch almost every day. After a tiring day at work, we convert our counch as a dining table, and eat and switch channels with the same hand. Bacteria from many different sets of hands and the remnants of couch-potato snacking has probably accumulated into a pool of germs.
No! We are not talking about food, but about the table where you will dine. The rags, that are used to wipe the table, may actually be spreading a bunch of E.coli bacteria’s. As the same cloth is used to wipe all tables, the rag gets filled with bacteria’s and keeps on transferring from one table to the other.
The money will be travelling from one place to another and is obviously handled by many people before it gets to you. This makes the total species of germs and bacteria. Since then, it cannot burn precious note, be sure not to take it around the mouth, nose or eyes to be sure.