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Are you aware that some of the routinely used places like elevators and ATMs are breeding grounds for bacteria? And that soap pumps are actually filthy? We're sharing tips to help you defend yourself.
Added Chlorine in water does not kill everyone and everything. It is tested and found that more than half of pools test positive for E. coli, which can cause bloody diarrhoea. Your best line of defence? Try not to swallow any water.
Some of the restaurant menus cards have 100 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, says Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist with the University of Arizona They're touched by tons, but only wiped down once a day, if that, and usually with a used rag. Instead of washing your hands before you sit down, scrub up after you order. And never lay your silverware on top of the menu.
Like a squeeze of lemon with your water? Researchers looked at dozens of wedges from the rims of restaurant glasses. They found nearly 70% of the lemons had disease-causing microbes, including E. coli and faeces that could cause some nasty stomach issues. Next time, you may want to take your iced tea lemon-free. Uncooked free salad with food is also a bowl of germs. Avoid uncooked salads even at big luxurious hotels.
Water fountains and containers are dirtier than most of the items you can think of. Think twice before sipping from the water fountain at your kid's school. It's dirtier than their toilet seats! That's because the bathrooms are cleaned regularly. Have you ever seen someone clean a drinking fountain? Just carry a water bottle with you instead.
Incongruously, public liquid soap pumps and containers are a breeding ground for bacteria.It is touched by all infected hands. It would be advisable to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or carry hand sanitizer. And before you reach for that door handle, think about how many people don't wash after using the restroom. The CDC says only 31% of men and 65% of women do.
Shopping Carts in grocery shops have made our life easy. Do you know that these shopping cart handles can be absolute gross? Turns out you're picking up more than just a loaf of bread. That handle can be swarming with up to 11 million microorganisms, including ones from raw meat. And just think about all the dirty diapers on that seat -- the same one you're putting your produce on. Carefully place items in the cart and avoid keeping open items in the base. Clean your hands after the use or before consuming food.
Ah ! The building has a elevator. We use to get pleased to see the elevators in a building. Further many people shudder at having to touch door handles, but they should be wary of elevator buttons, too. Again, do you ever see someone actually clean those? Push them with your elbow, take the stairs, or have sanitizer on hand.
Grubby little fingers grab slides and swings one after another. But playgrounds are rarely cleaned. The worse spot is the sandbox, with 36 times more germs than a restaurant tray. And bacteria love nothing more than to hide out in warm, moist places. Come stocked with hand sanitizer and wipes before offering food to children.
ATM buttons, cash, and a revolving door of bank customers equals ick. In fact, the flu virus can live on a Rupee for 17 days! But no one uses gloves or tissues to handle money. As for ATMs, companies hope to roll out touch screens with antimicrobial glass to combat cold and flu. For now though, your best defence is to press the buttons with a pen.