Infographic: The 10 dirtiest things people touch daily
Do you know the dirtiest things people touch every day?
Yes, providers can encourage the public to properly wash their hands, get flu shots and take other preventative measures to stay healthy this winter season. Patients and providers alike may be surprised at how prevalent germs are in our everyday lives.
According to this infographic, kitchen sponges, shopping carts and computer keyboards are rife with bacteria and germs. For example:
MRSA, VRE and SARS bacteria are easily transferrable in the handling of TV remotes.
Some 135,000 bacteria have been found when washing a dollar bill.
On light switches, there are approximately 217,000 bacteria per square inch.
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