6 most common places that are breeding grounds for bacteria and microbes
Regular disinfection, frequent hand washing, use of masks, use of disinfectants and other antibacterial preparations have become part of everyday life during the Covid-19 virus pandemic and even today. Many people still wear masks today, regularly perform activities related to disinfection and prevention of infections. However, many neat and clean places hide the danger of potential infection and contagion.
The 6 most common places where viruses and bacteria are:
- Handles on doors and windows – handles (on doors and windows) are regularly cleaned but also touched almost daily when entering/exiting the premises and when ventilating the premises. The doorknobs are also home to the most dangerous bacteria (the causative agents of pneumonia and tuberculosis), which linger in those places for months.
- Footwear – studies say that a person brings over 400,000 pathogenic microorganisms (including fecal bacteria and meningitis-causing bacteria) into the home on the soles of their shoes every day.
- Computer mouse – scientists believe that a computer mouse is 3 times dirtier than a toilet seat. That is why it is recommended to clean this part of the computer at least twice a week and disinfect it with alcohol.
- Refrigerator – the rubber on the freezer and the vegetable drawer are the dirtiest parts of the refrigerator – say scientific studies. The probability that you will transfer pathogenic bacteria to the skin by touch is 86%.
- Desk – business desks and desks in offices are objects that have about 4,000 bacteria per square centimeter. Work spaces contain 400 times more bacteria than toilets (even though toilets are regularly cleaned and disinfected).
- Wallet and banknotes – influenza viruses can be present on banknotes for 17 months. There are more than 40 types of pathogenic microorganisms on the money (according to virologists). These microorganisms are the causative agents of tuberculosis, pneumonia and other dangerous diseases.
Great post on the 6 most common places for bacteria and microbes! Your tips are helpful and timely. Keep it up!
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Many thanks for your nice and friendly comment. Wish you all the best, Amela
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