We’re rapidly approaching cold and flu season, and for families, this can mean passing it back and forth from child to parent to child.
Find the hot spots for germs in your house so you can wipe them out…
According to a new study by the University of Virginia, household surfaces can spread common cold and flu viruses from person to person, with some germs lingering for days. This can mean a world of misery for families, so start today to keep those places sanitized.
What are the most common places for harboring germs?
Top 10 Places in Your House that Harbor Germs:
- Refrigerator doors and handles
- Bathroom faucets
- Remote controls
- Light switches
- Dishwasher handles
- Salt and pepper shakers
- Your hands!
Now that you have the list, you’ll want to make an extra effort to clean and sanitize those areas regularly.
If one of you gets sick, the best thing you can do is to wash your hands frequently. It’s not necessary to use a hand sanitizer (and you should avoid anything with Triclosan), but washing them after touching one of areas above will greatly reduce the spread of cold and flu viruses in your house.
Stay clean and stay healthy!
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