What’s the one thing you carry with you everywhere and use every single day (without a second thought) that may be harmful to your health? Give up? Your cellphone. It’s true. Your cellphone is a cesspool of bacteria, potentially harboring up to 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat! It makes complete sense. The ..
Do you go through this to flush a public toilet? Almost 60% of Americans say they flush public restroom toilets with their foot to avoid coming into contact with germs. That’s according to a 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation. Flushing with your foot, then leaving immediately, may be a good ..
Hide and Seek was a fun game to play when you were a kid — the excitement of closing your eyes and counting to ten while your friends scrambled in all directions to hide. Then, opening your eyes and knowing your friends were someplace near, but you couldn’t see them. So, what does that have ..
Germs are everywhere and they get around in many ways: by air, land and water. From sneezes and coughs, insects or other carriers, blood or other body fluids, contaminated food or water, and cross-contamination, germs have no trouble getting around. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for them to travel is via contaminated surfaces, or ..
We’ve all seen them. Unmarked plastic containers. Mystery foil-wrapped packets. Old bottles of condiments that no one claims ownership. Ah, the saga of many an office refrigerator: The Land of the Forgotten Food. Food left in fridge not only takes up valuable space, but can turn into health hazard. Refrigerators that are overstuffed can cause ..
Renting an apartment can have many benefits such as not having to do yard work, built-in maintenance service if the air conditioner is on the fritz and the freedom to move suddenly if you have to. Apartment living also comes with many perks in the form of cool amenities including a pool, fitness center or ..
Would you like a side of germs with your order? Kaivac Cleaning Systems™ shared results of a multi-year study showing how germy restaurants can be, and in places you may not expect. Condiment containers – salt, pepper, hot sauce, and ketchup containers for example, don’t get wiped very often, if at all. Imagine all the ..
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also called nosocomial infections or Hospital-Acquired Infections, are as bad as they sound – infections that a patient gets while receiving care in a healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, ambulance, etc.). Pneumonia, surgical-site infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses are among the most common HAIs. The CDC estimates that 1 in 25 hospital patients ..
Remember how germs and colds spread like wildfire back when you were in school? And not just among students but to the teachers and parents as well. Every business and office building is unique, but they all have germ hotspots where colds and flu like to hang out and spread. In no particular order, here’s ..