8 Germiest Things in Public Places
These items may look clean, but as you'll find out - they're really not
An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germ-harbouring, high-traffic surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls. At home, you do all that you can to keep the germs at bay, but what happens when you step out the door to go to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office? Know where germs are most likely to lurk, as you'll find out here.
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Why bother leaving the house at all?
They forgot to mention money too. It's one of the germiest things out there!!Just think how many people have touched it?! Oh no-just ADDED to this PARANOIA!!) sorry..
I believe that articles like this only promote paranoia in society.
There is this " lady" who works on my floor.I often run into her in the bathroom.After she washes her hands,she LEAVES the water running & waits for SOMEONE else to open the door!!
I am surprised that "germa phobes" eat in restaurants at all!
I really don't think that utensils,glasses,plates etc ate STERILIZED!!
How do they even PAY for dinner with their germy $$ ??
I think this is all getting pretty ridiculous.
I am not a germaphobe AT ALL & I don't even remember the last time I was sick!
just eat healthy & exercise to build up your own immunity..
The old routine of wearing gloves from the 50's should come back.
My Mother used to wash her gloves all the time ...it is easier than washing your hands raw all the time. I use paper towels to open bathroom doors, but most bathrooms don't have any. Shopping carts should be more controlled for cleanliness,maybe carry wet naps. Squat when you use a toilet and wipe the seat when you are finished. My Dad used to cover the toilet seat with toilet paper. Nothing like a clean bathroom..
A) Who cares if the soap pump is germy, you press it and wash your hands and you don't touch it again, unless you're going to wash your hands again!!
2) I blame the spread of so many infectious diseases and children having so many allergies and the like on this whole germ-a-fobe thing. If we weren't disinfecting the crap out of EVERYTHING we would be building our immune systems the way they are supposed to be built, by being exposed to germs! I grew up playing in dirt and not having a surgical room for a house and I have one helluva immune system. I don't get the flu (no flu shots either), I don't get colds easily, etc. My son is the same way.
Ever think about those cotton swab tests where they swab something, then rub it on agar in a petri dish and grow it overnight? Think that is a realistic representation of how many organisms there were? Wrong: they had to multiply thousands of times over to show up as a visible culture.
Trying to 'sanitize the world' is the absolute worst paranoia to have. We are walking sh!tbags ourselves and then we're all shocked by the discovery that a few germs made their way from our ass to the doorhandle. Get real! The growing population of highly resistant to antibiotic bacteria is exclusively due to those who are trying to sanitize the world.
The 'whatever' wipes that kill 99.9% of bacteria around the house? Know what they leave? 0.1% of the tough little buggers that are left to reproduce because they are too tough already to be killed. So keep on scrubbing and wiping and sanitizing, because we need to improve the deadliness of the bacteria that are left.
Not sure about the first couple of comments, still trying to make sense out of all that they said. But getting to the article there are a couple of givens....there are germs in bathrooms, especially public ones, and I have seen lots of people leave without washing their hands. I don't know if anyone has noticed but some stores are now building their public washrooms without an entrance door, just a hallway. At least this takes away one of the concerns. I always chuckle when reading about soap dispensers but they rarely mention taps, both are touched before washing. Except where you have to turn off the tap this should really be a no brainer as far as germs...you touch them before you wash so if you actually wash your hands you should not have to worry. Places where you have to turn off the taps after washing are probably a lot worse for germs or places where the auto shutoff on the taps is so quick you have to keep pressing or turning them on.
For bathroom concerns I personally love the new Walmart in town, no doors to the washroom, just a hallway entrance and touch free soap dispensers and taps.
bdizzle is right-
We learned from religion- Fear& guilt sell!
When you look at P&G & other companys-It sells very well!
Us baby boomers used to play outside on farms/dirt/manurue/& all kinds of things-
Playing in the city was no cleaner!
HEY- Did you notice--We are still here??
Just how much money is spent on "Special" cleaners& disinfectants!
If corporations tell folks they need to by XYZ then it seems people believe it!
It's gotten so crazy that coporations can tell us that all we need to do is Spray(Fabreeze) instead of cleaning our shoes-furniture ect. that we do it!
Next thing will be a magic wand that they sell us!