We learn at a very young age that washing our hands is essential for our health. Still, are you sure you’re taking yourself to the sink as often as you should?
Germs are everywhere around us, even though we’re not aware of this. These are some surprising places that are packed with germs and bacteria and also the reasons why you should wash your hands more often and thoroughly.
You probably know that door handles are you enemies, but did you know why? Viruses can’t stick to door handles for very long, but many bacteria can stay on the surface for weeks, even months.
Public transport, such as buses and trains, are a perfect environment for all sorts of germs and bacteria. In a study on London’s tube network, scientist discovered 121 different bacteria and mold strains – so don’t think twice about washing your hands next time you commute.
Your phone is filthy
Experts claim that our phones could be home to 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. This sounds alarming, but totally logical if you think about it.
Even the cleanest restaurants aren’t as clean as you’d want them to be. Some of the dirtiest places in a restaurant include high chairs, booster seats for children and, of course – menus.
You might be surprised to hear this, but your office desk is packed with germs and most of them are located on the keyboard, on a mouse, and on the phone.