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1) Restaurant menus
2) Lemon wedges
According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Environmental Health, nearly 70% of the lemon wedges perched on the rims of restaurant glasses contain disease-causing microbes. When the researchers ordered drinks at 21 different restaurants, they found 25 different microorganisms lingering on the 76 lemons that they secured, including E. coli and other fecal bacteria.
3) Condiment dispensers
Many people put sauce, ketchup by using condiment dispenser in restaurant. They are not realized that condiment dispenser are touching by people who not washing their hands. Bacteria from flu and cough can spread if they had flu or fever. People must touch and hold the dispenser by using clean tissue to ensure the cleanliness of condiment dispenser.
4) Restroom door handles
4) Restroom door handles
Palm a spare paper towel after you wash up and use it to grasp the handle. Yes, other patrons may think you’re a germphobe–but you’ll never see them again, and you’re the one who won’t get sick.
5) Soap dispensers
About 25% of public restroom dispensers are contaminated with fecal bacteria. Soap that harbors bacteria may seem ironic, but that’s exactly what a recent study found. “Most of these containers are never cleaned, so bacteria grow as the soap scum builds up,” says Charles Gerba, PhD. “And the bottoms are touched by dirty hands, so there’s a continuous culture feeding millions of bacteria.” Be sure to scrub hands thoroughly with plenty of hot water for 15 to 20 seconds–and if you happen to have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, use that, too.
6) Grocery carts
In fact, the bacterial counts of the carts exceeded those of the average public restroom. Swab the handle with a disinfectant wipe before grabbing hold (stores are starting to provide them, so look around for a dispenser). And while you’re wheeling around the supermarket, skip the free food samples, which are nothing more than communal hand-to-germ-to-mouth zones.
7) Aiplane bathrooms
From recent study found that surfaces from faucets to doorknobs to be contaminated with E. coli. To protect yourself, try taking green tea supplements.
8) Doctor's office
A doctor’s office is not the place to be if you’re trying to avoid germs. These tips can help limit your exposure:
1. Take your own books and magazines (and kid’s toys, if you have your children or grandchildren with you).
3. In the waiting room, leave at least two chairs between you and the other patients to reduce your chances of picking up their bugs. Germ droplets from coughing and sneezing can travel about 3 feet before falling to the floor.
2. Also pack your own tissues and hand sanitizers, which should be at least 60% alcohol content.