Germs are all around and typically our immune systems are prepared to fight the billions of germs we encounter daily. However, cancer survivors, family, friends and caregivers must take extra precautions.
While this post is not meant to promote fear, it is meant to showcase germs we come into contact with in our normal lives. Spend a few minutes to watching the following videos and I bet you’ll look at your cell phone, kitchen sink and shoes much differently.
The Rockport Company and Dr. Charles Gerba, microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona, conducted a survey showing 421,000 units of bacteria on the outside of the shoe and 2,887 on the inside. This is a thought provoking video of where our shoes go daily and what germs they might contain.
How clean is your car? According to Dr. Charles Gerba, the dashboard, cup holders and other areas contain millions of germs. Check out this video to see key areas that require your attention and a little disinfectant.
Crest partners with Dr. Charles Gerba to showcase the “germiest” areas in the bathroom. Quick quiz: Which is worse: The toilet seat or faucet?
CBS Early Show interviews Dr. Charles Gerba to examine the workplaces’ most germy locations. Watch this video and see how it compares to your office. Remember, awareness helps fight sickness!
Dr. Charles Gerba is back, this time in New Zealand profiling where germs live in a normal elementary school. This is a must watch for parents with children. This video might even serve as a teaching opportunity with young children. Hand sanitizers and frequent hand washing are critical to feeling good!
Cell Phone Germs
Nicole Brady of KOB-TV in Albuquerque shares what germs exist on the average cell phone. How does your phone compare?