How Germs Spread And What You Need To Do To Stay Safe

Germs are nasty little things that can ruin your life if you let them take hold of your life. Germs are everywhere and how you control them is going to be the difference between you controlling them, or them controlling you. Germs are unfortunately unavoidable in life no matter how hard you try, but there are ways that you can reduce the chances of you spreading infection and spreading germs. Living as cleanly as possible is the way forward, and exercising caution when you are out and about should be focused on at all times. Germs can affect your life and they can leave you with long-term effects and repercussions, so if you are not taking germs seriously then it is time to change your thinking and mindset and see germs for the inconvenience that they are.

Staying Safe

To stay safe from germs you must take precautions and you must be organized. Germs quickly and easily spread and if you want to cut down potential contamination you need to be wary and mindful of everything you do such as touching a light switch or opening the door to the supermarket. Staying safe is all about exercising caution and taking preventative measures. Being aware of what you do in everyday life will help stop the spread of germ and infections. Washing your clothes regularly in hot washes will ensure that you can keep clothes clean and stop the spread of germs to other peoples clothes, other objects, and soft furnishing bot inside and outside of the home

Through Hands

When you touch surfaces you pick up lots of germs and bacteria, germs that you cannot even see. To ensure that you do not spread these germs onto other surfaces you need to get clean and keep cleaning. Ideally, you would wash your hands for a minimum of 30 seconds in warm soapy water, however, if this is not possible then you need to reach for the next best alternative which is the hand sanitizer. As your hands touch lots of surfaces and objects throughout the day it is important that you clean and sanitize as you go. Ensure that you clean your hands before and after eating, and when preparing meals. When you are out and about you should keep touching surfaces and objects to a minimum and you should try to wear gloves as and where you can. When you are wearing gloves, always use disposable gloves and dispose of them as safely and cleanly as possible. Taking off gloves properly and carefully will ensure that contamination does not happen and that germs are not spread unnecessarily.

Through Feet

How often do you look at your shoes and think I wonder what germs are on them? Chances are not that often, but this is something that you should change. Your shoes actually contain lots of germs, and they are germs that could come from anywhere and be spread all around your home quickly if they are not removed as soon as possible. When shoes come into your home you need to look at utilizing a sanitizer. If you are working within the healthcare industry or as a healthcare practitioner then you will most definitely want to use a UV light shoe sanitizer as this will allow you to see what germs live on the soles of the shoes both you and others are wearing. If you wear trainers or other washable shoes you must wash them as regularly as possible. Running them through a hot wash cycle in your washing machine with an antibacterial powder will ensure that germs are banished quickly and easily.

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Through Touching Infected Surfaces

How many surfaces do you touch within your home and outside of it without cleaning them or disinfecting them first? Before touching any surfaces try to wipe them thoroughly with a warm soapy cloth, if you don’t have this to hand then use a disposable antibacterial wipe. From sinks to worktops and furniture germs live everywhere and they spread quickly too

When Coughing and Sneezing

If someone coughs or sneezes near you then they cover their mouth, if they don’t those germs are probably going all over you if they are not on you already. Similarly when you sneeze or cough do you put your hand to your mouth or do you use a tissue. If you use your hand then do you sanitize your hands or wash them afterward, if not then why? If you sneeze or cough into your hand and then touch other surfaces or objects you are spreading germs around really quickly. Where you can try to catch germs in a tissue and then proceed to bin the offending tissue to fully get rid of harboring germs.

Stopping the spread of germs will help keep everyone cleaner and safer to ensure that you do your bit. Cleanliness and good sanitization of objects, surfaces and items both inside and outside of your home and workplace are important moving forwards.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.

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