Every day and in most places we deal with all kinds of microbes that we must observe good hygiene to prevent them from becoming pathogenic; But did you know that most of the tools you use during the day are dirtier and more polluted than you think ?! In this article on “how”, we have mentioned 15 of them. Stay with us.
Most bacteria and viruses, such as the corona virus, can survive outside the human body for hours. When a person infected with these germs coughs or sneezes, these bacteria or viruses attach to various objects and surfaces and infect them. Then when you touch a surface full of germs and then do not wash your hands, you become infected with these germs. If you want to get rid of pathogenic microbes as much as possible, get acquainted with the dirtiest tools and methods to avoid their contamination.
1. Mobile Phones
Your cell phone is with you everywhere. Studies have shown that this device is at least 10 times dirtier than the toilet! Mobile phones are also the best tool for hosting all kinds of bacteria and viruses. These germs include bacteria such as E. coli, which causes diarrhea, or viruses, such as the coronavirus, which causes pneumonia in humans.
To reduce the contamination of this device, you can clean it with a soft cloth and disinfectant solution.
۲. Remote control of electronic devices
Remote control of the TV, fan or any other electronic device in the house are the devices with which you are in constant contact. When this device is not in your hand, it is placed on the floor of the room, sofa or on the table and any other surface. These surfaces are cozy places for bacteria and fungal mold to grow. To keep your family members at risk for diseases caused by these germs, clean the device regularly with antibacterial paper towels.
3. Computer Keyboard
You usually have lunch at your desk at work. You may spill very small pieces of food or even saliva on your computer keyboard without realizing it.
Home computers are no less than office computers and contain many microbes. So do not forget to disinfect electronic devices. You should also clean your computer keyboard regularly. To clean your computer, turn it off first; Then clean the dirt with a keyboard cleaner brush. Then soak a little cotton ball in alcohol and disinfect the keyboard.
Scotch is another of the dirtiest household items. Scotch removes all food debris and grease on dishes and other kitchen utensils. Therefore, this device is constantly dealing with contaminants. Scotch is very difficult to keep clean. Therefore, it is better to change it from time to time or wash and dry Scotch after each use.
5. Toothbrush holders
Although toothpaste can clean the mouth and teeth of germs, it does not kill all the pathogens that attach to the bristles. After brushing your teeth, you hang the toothbrush on the base of the toothbrush holder, the drops of which drip and fall on the floor of the base and become an ideal place for pathogenic microbes to live. Therefore, you should disinfect your toothbrush holders and change your toothbrush every 4 to 6 months; Or you can dry the toothbrush after use in the sun.
6. Handbag or wallet
It is rare to clean a handbag or wallet that you use regularly. Also, most of the time, you place these items on items that have a lot of bacteria, such as chairs, tables, car seats. This will allow you to carry large amounts of germs with you every day.
To reduce the risk of spreading the disease from a handbag or purse, place it on a separate hanger hook each time you return home. You can also clean the surface of the bag with antibacterial wipes.
Also, to reduce the number of bacteria on the bag, when buying, buy a bag that has a perfectly smooth surface to make it easier to clean.
7. Kitchen napkins
When cleaning the kitchen, use kitchen towels to clean surfaces such as stoves, kitchen countertops, dining tables, and.. These wipes are the best place for bacteria to live. Wash napkins regularly to kill these bacteria. To do this, it is better to put the napkins in a container of water containing disinfectants for 15 minutes and then dry them in the sun.
8. washing machine
Washing and drying clothes in the washing machine quickly can not kill all the stubborn bacteria, as well as rotavirus (which causes serious stomach diseases).
So wash your clothes in hot water and use bleach if possible. Also clean the dryer of the washing machine.
9. Public office equipment
The handle of the refrigerator, in the microwave, kettle and teapot or other office equipment is covered with bacteria. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap after each use to prevent a variety of pathogens from entering the body, including the corona virus.
10. Drink or coffee cups at work
These items, which are usually washed with scotch in the office, are the best way to spread bacteria and viruses.
To control these germs, it is best to have personal detergents in the workplace and wash the dishes you use separately from other dishes. Rinse your cups and glasses with hot water after each wash.
Money goes from person to person and comes from anywhere. According to scientists, most banknotes contain about 3,000 types of bacteria. These bacteria can cause acne, skin diseases or other illnesses when people touch these bills.
The most common way to prevent money-borne infections, especially banknotes, is to wash your hands with antibacterial soap after each use of the money.
۱۲. Buttons for ATMs
These days, people all over the world are dealing with ATMs and touching their buttons. By examining these devices, researchers have found bacteria on them that are commonly found on fish, poultry, rotten plants, and so on. When you touch the buttons of this device, these germs are placed on the fingers of your hands and if you do not wash your hands, they will enter your body.
13. Shopping cycles
Shopping carts are also one of the common tools on which many germs are placed. Most people use these wheels when buying raw foods. Sometimes children with diapers sit on the wheels of these wheels for a long time. Also, when moving materials from a shopping cart to a car in a store parking lot, flies may transmit parasites on the handlebars to purchased products. All of these methods and other possible causes of rapid germs spread.
Therefore, if possible, clean the handle with a disinfectant wipe before using the store’s shopping cart.
۱۴. Soap container in public places
Of course, people who use soap containers in public places should not clean their hands before using them. Also, the soap container or dishwashing liquid tank itself is full of bacteria because it does not wash for a long time. When you wash your hands with this soap and liquid, you transfer the bacteria in these detergents to other places.
۱۵. Elevator button
Do you know how many people use the elevator buttons every day to go up and down? Each person entering the elevator presses at least 1 button; Because of this, these buttons are full of bacteria and parasitic viruses, including the corona virus.
If possible, bring hand sanitizer with you and clean your hand after each use of the elevator buttons. You can also use a damp cloth to minimize the risk of bacteria spreading.
To prevent various viral or bacterial diseases, observe as much hygiene as you can.
If you have any tips on hygiene despite all these tools, we’d love to hear from you.