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10 Common Places Germs Hide

Germs Hide

An easy way to avoid an array of health problems caused by germs and bacteria is to figure out their hiding place and clean it up. Below listed are ten common places where germs hide.

Gyms

Germs in the gym could cause respiratory tract infection, intestinal infection and much more. The most common bacteria and germs found in gyms are E.Coli, Staph and Streptococcal bacteria. After all, gym is a place where people go to sweat it out, and sweat means germs.

Gyms

Swimming Pools

Public swimming pools must be avoided by pregnant women at all times because public pools usually contain a number of germs and bacteria. The most common germs are Giardia and Shigella that cause stomach related ailments. Germs found in public swimming pools can harm your skin, stomach and even your respiratory tract.

 

Swimming Pools

Public Transport

A lot of people use public transport and that’s what it’s meant for. However, it’s important to keep yourself clean after using any form of public transport ranging from a cab to an international flight.

 

Public Transport

Remote Control

There are times when you reach home just in time for the talk show that you just cannot miss and don’t care about washing your hands before grabbing the remote control. In the next break you wash your hands and get the pop corn and eat that while flipping channels. Eating up germs coming from the remote control along with the pop corn is not at all a healthy combo. Also if you expect your 8 year old nephew to visit you, then be sure to wipe your TV remote with a disinfectant before and after the visit. Children have a strange way with TV remotes, sometimes it’s in their mouth and suddenly they scratch their head or back with it and transfer germs onto the remote control.

 

Remote Control

Pets

Good that you have a pet but remember that your pet does not use the toilet and can carry a lot of germs. A lot of people like to play with a pet while having breakfast. This needs to change and always wash your hands after you play with your pet.

 

Pets

Restaurant Food Or Fast Food

You cannot be sure of the hygiene maintained in a restaurant unless it’s your own and you are supervising each and every waiter, chef, cook and cleaner. Although restaurants and fast food joints are required to maintain a certain level of hygiene, who’s watching them cook? Nobody knows if the broccoli or the Swiss chard was washed properly before it was added to your salad.

 

Restaurant Food Or Fast Food

Public Stays Such As Hotels, Motels And Guesthouses

While traveling you have no choice but to stay at some hotel or motel. However, there is no guarantee as to the hygiene maintained by the management of a hotel or a motel. The guy who used the room before you could have had a bad cold, skin infection or something else that could have left germs on the bed. These motels won’t ask a potential customer to leave because they don’t have a clean bedspread. So be careful in choosing a place to stay while you are away from home.

 

Public Stays

Car Seats 

You cannot stop a friend from sneezing in your bimmer, also it’s nearly impossible to never let anyone else sit in your car. Then again, you cannot keep monitoring hygiene levels of each and everyone who sits in your car and passes on germs onto your seats. Also if you use your car to take your pets to the vet, then it’s for you to gauge how hygienic that is.

 

Car Seats

Computer Keyboard, Mouse And Office Phones

People are actually not half as clean as they appear to be. There are a lot of people who don’t use liquid soap from an office toilet assuming it’s dirty. Well, what’s actually dirty is keeping hands unwashed after using a public toilet. When you are in an office then you really cannot avoid sharing computers and office phones with all types. These shared electronic equipment are the hub of germs and can cause quite a few infections.

 

Computer Keyboard, Mouse And Office Phones

Nails

The most common germs found in the nails are certain intestinal parasites like pin worms, and of course the germs that come out when you cough or touch dirty public places. Everyone else is carrying germs in their nails just like you do. So if you shake hands with someone, then remember to use the sanitizer before you eat anything with those infected hands or before you touch your eyes, face or hair with such hands.

 

Nails