Germs Spreading Things that may surprise You

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Usually, toilet and trash are considered to be the most germiest places in your home. But, you will be shocked by knowing that different types of invisible germs and bacteria also grow on the surfaces of various household items that you use in your daily life. Some of these things are very much surprising, as they are most commonly used items and you would have never thought that they are the most germ-ridden items present in your home. A few such surprising things that can considerably spread germs are given below. Even though most of the germs are not harmful, some are really very dangerous and cause infectious diseases too. In order to lead a healthy life, one must stay away from these dangerous germs. Obviously, it is impossible to get rid of all germs and bacteria, but you can always take some preventing measures to protect your family from harmful disease causing germs. So, make sure to follow the tips mentioned below and prevent your common household items from becoming the breeding grounds for germs.


 

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Toothbrush
Most of us are unaware of the fact that your toothbrush is indeed the germiest thing in your home. It has been found that an open toothbrush can contain over 100 millions of bacteria, including E.coli (which can cause diarrhea) and staphylococci (responsible for causing skin infections). By using such a dirty toothbrush, all these germs and bacteria will be transferred into your mouth and subsequently it will enter your bloodstream. In this way, a toothbrush can actually make you sick if you don’t take care of your toothbrush properly.
Tips to keep your toothbrush germ free:
Never store your toothbrush near the toilet, or otherwise keep it in the medicine cabinet. After every time you brush, make sure to rinse your toothbrush nicely with tap water. Always keep it dry. Don’t leave your toothbrush lying to one side on the counter. Instead, keep it upright in a nifty holder so that gravity would allow the moisture to draw off from the bristles. Never ever share your toothbrush with any one else. Plus, make sure to replace your toothbrush in every three months.
 

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​Good info......Lavan.....ya.....we should be careful with each and everything.
 

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Keyboards
It’s really shocking for many people to know that the keyboards have been found to harbor around 5 times more germs than a toilet seat. This means your keyboard may be a breeding ground for many potential harmful germs, including E. coli and staph, in your home. Moreover, if you share your PC with your friends and other family members, or eat while using the computer, then certainly your keyboard will contain a host of dangerous germs that are considered as health hazards to human health. However, you can definitely kick off these germs from your keyboard if you clean it regularly.
Tips to keep your keyboard germ free: Clean your keyboard with the help of a disinfectant wipe on daily basis. You can also get rid of the dirt from the tiny spaces in between the keys by using an ear bud. Make sure to wash your hands properly before and after using your PC. Plus, you must never use your keyboard while you are eating.
 

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Pillows
A number of studies have shown that the soft cozy pillows on which you rest your head every night are also loaded with various types of germs and bacteria. In fact, it might contain even more germs than found in your bathroom. Pillows can absorb germs from both our skin & atmosphere, and consequently become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and dust mites. As time goes, these germs may enter into the inner material of the pillows. Hence, the older your pillows, the greater are their chances of becoming contaminated.


Tips to keep your pillows germ free:
You should replace all your pillows in every two years. If you have allergies to dust then change your pillow more often. Moreover, compulsorily wash your pillow covers at least twice in a week. It is also suggested to shake a pillow frequently and allow it to sit in the sunlight for about four to six hours.
 

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Combs
Your hair is that part of your body where loads of sweat and dirt are accumulated. Every time you drag a comb through your hair, all the dirt, oils, germs, and dry skin flakes would pass on to the comb. Later, when you run such an infected comb through hair, all those unwanted germs will be transferred back into your scalp. Presence of certain bacteria, like staphylococci, can even cause scalp infections. Hence, it is vey important to clean your comb regularly.

Tips to keep your combs germ free:
No matter how clean your comb, it is highly recommended to replace it at least for once in every year and maintain the health of your scalp and hair. To sanitize your hair comb, take some luke warm water in a medium sized bowl, add 1 tsp of soda in it, and then leave your comb in it for a few hours before using it again. Otherwise, wash the comb in hot soapy water and place it on a soft & clean dry towel so that the combs are dried properly before you use them. Do this at least once in every week.

 

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Dear Lavanyap, really eye opening information regarding accumulation of germs and bacterias in our day to day usage articles. thanks
 

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