It’s a germy world out there. Every surface is covered with bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew, and more. Most of them don’t harm us, and our bodies usually do a great job of fighting germs that can make us sick.
Many of us can quickly come up with obvious things that are dirty: garbage cans, toilet bowls, public restrooms. But what about things that aren’t so obvious and that we come in contact with regularly?
Get ready to look at your home, workplace, and public surfaces through an entirely new, germy lens.
Many people think the germiest place in their home is the bathroom. It turns out it’s actually the kitchen that takes the cake as the germiest.
Aside from your home, work is probably the next place you spend most of your time. While at work, you likely visit the break room and office kitchen frequently. Guess what? So does everyone else in the building. And if your office is like most, these two areas aren't getting cleaned as well as they should.
Here are the top five germ hot spots in the workplace to watch out for and to make sure you wash your hands with soap and warm water after touching:
Take a minute and think about the surfaces in public places that many people touch. Now think about how often they probably get cleaned. Pretty gross, huh?
Here are the top five germ hot spots on public surfaces to be aware of and to make sure you sanitize your hands after touching:
Now that you know the hot spots germs hang out, it’s important to take action to protect yourself and prevent the further spreading of them.
The germ hot spots mentioned in this article are from studies performed by Kimberly-Clark Professional (The Healthy Workplace Project) and the National Sanitation Foundation.