Thursday, October 28, 2010

Avoid and Protect Yourself From Sneaky Germs

The best way is to wash your hands for about 20 seconds with soap and water every time you cook, use the bathroom, blow your nose, handle garbage or touch a public surface. Clean your house and other hot spots with a disinfecting solution (1 part bleach to 20 parts water) or with antibacterial products with 5% bleach or the one that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

Avoid putting your purse on the bathroom floors as it may catch E.coli in spray or droplets following a flush. hang it in stall and clean it inside and out weekly with a disinfecting spray or wipe.

Jeans Pockets:
Bacteria that causes infections from things you've touched can get into your pockets. Turn your pockets out when washing them in superhot water (160% kills germs).

Cell Phones:
Your mobile phone can carry potentially dangerous germs which includes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Try fast-drying wireless wipes.

If you wear rings, wash your hands more often. Also, gently clean your rings once a week with a mild bleach solution then rinse well to prevent damage.

Credit Cards:
Some sick cashiers can pass along germs on your credit cards like the flu virus when they hold your credit cars. if possible, swipe it yourself and clean them gently once a week with a bleach-based disinfecting cleaner.