ABOUT GERMS


Germs are tiny little organisms that exist all around us. They have some favorite hot spots such as door knobs, cell phones, steering wheel, keyboards, behind your finger nails, & even on gaming devices. These hotspots can allow for cross transmission from where they can enter your body. As they may get inside through hand transmission and can make you sick.


Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to stop of spreading germs through hands. Soap and water works well in eliminating bacterias and a perfect alternative to soap and water.


Ever wondered what germs could be on your hands?

There are approximately 5,000-6000 germs on your hand at any given time. Despite popular held belief that cold germs are spread through sneezing and coughing, the majority of transmission comes from hand-to-hand contact. A working adult touches 25 objects in one minute.

For many professions hand hygiene as the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.

Germs in the workplace

Your work place is potentially a hazard zone for bacteria and your hands. The average work desk is 400 times dirtier than an average toilet seat. Approximately 75% of common infections are transmitted by touch. 25% of workers who regularly use computers never clean their mouse.

1 in 6 office workers do not clean their desk before eating. In a typical office job a person comes into contact with about 10 million bacteria each day. Desks and telephones average over 6,500 bacteria per square inch.

Elevator buttons also are also where transfer of bacterias are common. Thousand of people use the elevators of office and industrial buildings every day.

Did you Know?



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Handshake

Our hand carries so many germs that can cause meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and any infectious diarrhea. These germs can be passed from handshaking, making people sick.

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Car Steering

Steering wheels have roughly nine times as many germs as you might encounter on a toilet seat.

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Toilet Seat

There are about an average of 50 bacteria per square inch on a toilet seat that includes both familiar and unfamiliar suspects like E. coli, hepatitis A virus or the common cold virus.

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Office Keyboard

A research shows that your computer keyboards are prime real estate for germs. It turns out that your computer keyboard could is a host of potentially harmful bacteria that could affect your health.

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A Mobile Phone

A mobile phone is 10 times more germy. They pick up germs all the times as we are always touching things and also we are always touching our phones, transferring those germs to our device.

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Transportation

There are all kinds of people going on and off of buses, trains and other forms of transportation that makes more room for germs.