The study by University of Arizona claims that ”The hand is quicker than the sneeze in the spread of disease,” ….an average adult touches their face on average once every three or four minutes and every time you do that … you have the probability of transmitting disease”. By avoiding touching surfaces, which may contain dangerous germs, we could reduce the risk of getting infected by diseases.
During research, swab tests by the ‘Hygiene Council’ found one third of kitchen taps carried unsatisfactory levels of bacteria compared to 15 per cent of toilet handles. Fourteen per cent of the taps had relatively high rates of the potentially deadly E.coli bug, compared to six per cent of the handles. Kitchen cloth is the dirtiest item at home.
According to a recent study by University of Arizona, people deposit the germs on various surfaces or objects and then when others touch those objects, they pick them up. Every time you touch, you are picking up 30 to 50 percent of the organisms that are on those surfaces, these viruses can either get into the eyes nose or mouth, or get back onto your fingers and infect you.
Germs can as well spread to the hands by sneezing, coughing, or rubbing the eyes and then can be transferred to other family members or friends or colleague. Simply washing your hands can help prevent such illnesses as the common cold or eye infections. For instance, disease like swine flu is being spread by sneezes and a failure to wash hands and surfaces effectively, according to ‘The Hygiene Council’.
The importance of targeted disinfection of hygiene hotspots at home/office is primarily important to bring safe and healthy environment. Breaking the link of infection by adopting good hygiene practices we can protect ourselves and others.
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Author: Goutam Surana, Founder ‘Neo Systek’