Washing your hands after a toilet visit is the most natural thing in the world of course. But most people will be surprised to learn that many other things are even dirtier than a toilet seat.
One of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways of preventing the spread of a ⓥⓘⓡⓤⓢ during a ɢʟᴏʙᴀʟ ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ is to wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
You should also wash your hands after touching these 10 harmless things.
Cash: We take it without thinking and put it in our wallets. But research shows that the coins and notes we handle have a lot of dirt on them. For example, various viruses, poo bacteria, salmonella and bacteria from genitals have been found on cash. So, after touching money, wash your hands.
Touching doorknobs, and levers are not hygienic. Such things are full of bacteria and dirt. Buses, trains, and any other forms of public transportation are a great source of germs since many people touch the same surfaces on handrails, escalators, or bathroom door handles therefore washing your hands limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses, and other germs.
Most people take restaurant menus with both hands and dive in. However, research shows that an average menu carries nearly 200,000 different bacteria. You can’t avoid touching the menu, of course, but wash your hands after making your choice for lunch or dinner.
4. General practices
Visitors to a general practice have something in common – after all, this is the reason they have come, right? Therefore, think for a moment before you grab a door handle, armrest or the pen at the counter.
Whether you’re playing, feeding or cleaning after your pet, washing your hands is important to help reduce the risk of getting sick from germs that pets can carry
6. Phone screen
We can pick up our phone any time of the day. Go on – admit it – even when we go to the toilet for a number one or two. The small screen carries a lot of dirt. Therefore, wash your hands regularly and polish your phone screen with special cleaning wipes.
The kitchen holds more bacteria than you’d imagine. You touch things like pans, knives, dish towels, and counter while doing this. Bacteria thrive in high humidity and can cause severe breathing problems. Always Make sure that you wash your hands extra well.
The average pen in an office contains about as much bacteria as a toilet seat. Did you wash your hands after using a colleague’s pen? We certainly do.
9. Soap dispensers
Do you wash your hands with soap? Then you are doing it well. However, think about the pump on the soap dispenser you use. Refillable soap dispensers in particular are a source of bacteria. It is therefore not a bad idea to regularly clean your soap dispenser.
An airport can be compared to any other form of public transport. Thousands of people walk around an airport every day, effectively spreading bacteria and viruses. Have you put your hand luggage in a tray and have you checked in? Then wash your hands well. The trays in which other people’s things are placed can contain a lot of bacteria.
References: tips-and-tricks.co, iol.co.za