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Avoiding Germs to Stay Healthy

Posted April 21, 2016

Germs are everywhere. Every time you shake someone’s hand, touch a door handle or borrow computer or cell phone, you are spreading and receiving germs. Germs are found in places that we normally don't think of as being unclean.

For instance, one of the most prevalent places where germs can be found is somewhere you’re probably visiting at least once a week, 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 welcoming germs into your life. Your hand leaves the cart handle to select your item and back again – repeat this process until you reach the end of your grocery list. Think about all of the different people who have placed their hands on that very same handle. People sneeze and other people use the bathroom without washing their hands. Where do the germs go? Right on that handle you’re holding to push the cart around the supermarket.

Take this a bit further and into the produce department, after you've contaminated your hands with all sorts of germs, you and all the other shoppers aren’t thinking twice about putting your hands all over the lettuce, cucumbers, apples, and grapefruit. Put down the grape you planned on sampling, several people before you had their hands all over them. This is why it is crucial wash your produce first thing when you arrive home.

Next time you go grocery shopping seek out sanitary wipes that are usually located at the store entrance. Anything that can be done to prevent the spread of germs is better than doing nothing at all.

An interesting side note: in some countries, you are not allowed to touch the produce. People simply tell the attendant which piece of fruit or how many vegetables they plan to purchase. This may not be a bad idea for the United States to implement. What do you think?
 

Helpful Tips to Stay Germ-Free

Remember the two words that germs fear most are “soap” and “water”. Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the best way to chase away 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.

Use tissues for your runny nose or when you sneeze. 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 99.9% of airborne germs and airborne bacteria. Plug our air sanitizers into any outlet for a small and inconspicuous way to keep air clean.

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