Germs are everywhere. Every time you shake someone’s hand, touch a door handle or use someone else's computer or cell phone, you are spreading and receiving germs. Recently, on a news program, investigators used specialized equipment to pinpoint which public places harbored the most germs. They went into a hotel room of a major hotel chain, and the results were astonishing. You would have been alarmed to discover the germs that were found in places that we normally don't think of as being unclean.

One of the most prevalent places where germs were found is in a place that almost everyone goes to at some point, the grocery store. It makes sense if you think about it. If you use a shopping cart when you go to the supermarket, you are instantly allowing germs into your life. When you touch the handle of the shopping cart the next time you go to pick up a few things at the grocery store, think about all of the different people who have placed their hands on that very same handle. Also, because of the ways in which shopping carts are designed, people with small children usually put their babies or toddlers in the seat at the front of the shopping cart. Conveniently right where the handle is that you are using to guide the cart through the store. Babies drool, little kids are not very hygienic, people sneeze and other people use the bathroom without washing their hands. Where do the germs go? Right on that handle your holding to push the cart around the supermarket.

If you think about this a little bit further, after you've contaminated your hands with all sorts of germs, people don't think twice about putting their hands all over the produce. Lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, grapefruit, pears, etc. They all get handled by people whose hands are unclean and full of germs. This is why it is very important that if you buy produce, you bring it home and wash it immediately. Do not sample the grapes at the supermarket to see if they are sweet. Several people before you who had their hands all over them.

Next time you go grocery shopping at the supermarket, many will provide sanitary wipes conveniently located at the front door of the store entrance. Usually they are right next to the shopping carts so that people can wipe down their shopping carts before shopping. A side note, did you know that in some countries, you are not allowed to touch the produce? The way it works is you have to tell the attendant which piece of fruit or how many vegetables you plan on buying. This may not be such a bad idea for the United States to implement. Anything that can be done to prevent the spread of germs is better than doing nothing at all.

Helpful Tips to Stay Germ Free

Remember the two words that germs fear most...soap and water. Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the best way to beat germs. Wash your hands every time you cough or sneeze, before you eat or prepare foods, after you use the bathroom, after you touch animals and pets, after you play outside, and after you visit a sick relative or friend.

Using tissues for your runny nose and sneezes is also helpful in the fight against germs. Remember though, throw them in the trash and then wash your hands.

Additionally, Guardian Technologies™ offers air sanitizers for your home, office or classroom. Built-in UV-C technology uses uv light to kill germs and airborne bacteria.

Using our air sanitizers actually result in breathing cleaner air. UV-C air sanitizers kill 99.9% of airborne germs.

Killing germs is easy with Guardian Technologies™. Our product line includes room air sanitizers, which plugs in to any outlet for a small and inconspicuous way to keep air clean and our very popular UV-C sanitizer wand. Our UV light wands kill harmful bacteria on surfaces

Stay one step ahead of illness causing germs with the help of Guardian Technologies™