How you can reduce the spread of bacteria

What are you doing to actively reduce the spread of bacteria in your day to day life? It is our business to actively reduce the spread of bacteria and germs. Therefore, we have come up with some scenarios for you where you can do simple things to make a big difference…

Wash you hands after going to the bathroom…
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that maintaining good personal hygiene is the best way to help prevent bacteria and germs spreading. A simple thing, like washing your hands correctly, only takes around 15 seconds of your time so it is an easy way to participate.

Disinfect the equipment you use at the gym (before and after use)…
When you go to a gym and hop on a machine, you could be the 15th person to go on that machine just in that day. You should also consider that some of the other gym members may be ill or coming down with something, they are then sweating those germs over the machines which you, again, are picking up or using whilst at the gym. It’s really not a nice thought, and considering most gyms do have anti-bacterial pumps available, it’s quite an easy habit to change.

Use antibacterial hand sanitiser when you are ill…
As touched upon above, you can never tell who is ill and who is not or who has touched what… It is very likely that the reason you are ill, is because you have picked up germs from someone else. An easy solution to preventing others from catching your germs when you are ill is by using antibacterial hand gel. We’re not saying use it every second of every day, but use it regularly through the day.

Clean the unexpected…
When you are cleaning your home, we are sure you will wipe the kitchen surface and coffee tables, however, there are many key bacteria ridden areas that are often missed. How many times have you thoroughly cleaned and disinfected your water taps, light switches or door handles? We’re guessing less than a handful of times… But these areas along with telephones, remote controls and even steering wheels are high-traffic zones for bacteria and since they are so rarely cleaned, the bacteria just continues to develop and spread throughout your home.

The moral of this piece is that everyone can take small measures each day that will make a big difference in the world of bacteria. If everyone actively participates, then we will all be less likely to catch the common cold, or worse…

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