Humans are constantly under a Bacterial onslaught, which causes the risk of infections and spreading of disease. Everywhere we go there are thousands of microscopic bacteria, fungi and viruses ready to infect and spread disease.

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The Office

dcon_0001_iStock_000020716385_Medium-OfficeYour Desktop can contain more germs than a toilet seat.

Door Knobs
Doorknobs are the front line of germ warfare;
The number one source of the germs and viruses we acquire
One sick person in the office leaves a minefield of viruses behind when they cough, sneeze, and then touch objects.

The Phone
Daily hand and face exposure
Researchers say the phone was one of the areas fostering methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a drug-resistant form of staph bacteria that can cause serious skin and blood infections, which can turn fatal. There are typically 988,680 germs found on a phone

At Home

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Ever had a time when this was your only option? and wondered when this was last cleaned?

Bathrooms surfaces have been discovered to contain typically e-coli and more scary – Hepatitis

Food area – Kitchen and wash up areas

Sponges in the kitchen are the germiest object you”ll ever touch. A common kitchen sponge is a haven for microbe-mayhem, carrying E. coli and fecal bacteria as well as many other nasty bugs. Researchers find that often well organized, ‘clean looking’ homes often have more germs because the neat-freak of the family (or a maid) spreads them around with a sponge or re-used cloth. Other areas in the home with potential hazards to hygiene include cutting boards, kitchen surfaces, taps, refuse bins, drains, toilets, showers and basins. Need we say more!  

Air Travel

Airplanes are replete with a parade of sniffling-sneezing-aching-hacking passengers, and everything they dcon_0004_urltouch. And those poor flight attendants must constantly interact with all of it, and even use the same toilets as everyone else.

In his book ‘The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu’, Charles Gerba, Ph.D. tested commercial-jet bathrooms and discovered widespread e-coli on surfaces from taps to doorknobs

Perhaps that’s the basis for the Journal of Environmental Health Research’s claim that we’re 100 times as likely to get sick while flying than on the ground

The Gym

dcon_0002_gymA great place for microbes to work out as well. The Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine reports that when they swabbed gym equipment at a variety of fitness centers, the cold virus (rhinoviruse) were present 63%  of the time

Researchers disinfected the equipment twice a day, and they found it did NOT lower the pathogen count. Ever wondered if the “wet” areas left by the previous persons are a concern- well you are right.  You grab the bar, a weight, wipe your eyes, nose, or mouth, and the bacteria are in