Did you know that millions of bacteria can lurk between your fingers, your toes and even inside the folds of your elbows? Did you know that these germs could live for up to three hours on your body and up to two hours on other surfaces?
We all understand how poor hygiene can contribute to a string of bad colds and stubborn viruses but what can we do to prevent the millions of microbes found on shopping carts, refrigerator doors and shelves from entering into our homes? We can’t sanitize every store or market we frequent. What are our options to keep germs at bay, prevent them from spreading to our loved ones and stop the mad cycle of the sniffles from permeating our busy lives?
Fortunately, there are a few measures you can take to help minimize the spread of these microbes. It’s as simple as this: Wash your hands! It is the number one, most effective ways to prevent illness and the spread of germs.
But what if you are not near a sink?
Here are a few key pointers to keep to create a more a safe zone for you and your family:
- Place antibacterial hand wipes in your car. Genius! Antibacterial wipes for sanitizing your hands can help minimize the spread of germs and they can be conveniently placed in your car’s cup-holder for easy access.
- Disinfect frequently. Bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella are transferred easily and this practice will help in minimizing the occurrence of infection. Frequently touched surfaces like shelves, check-out counters, Doctors’ waiting rooms, door handles and deli counters are the zones you should be wary of and take the necessary precautions.
Germ-Away antibacterial hand wipes are great to kill germs when water and soap are not available. Natural Essentials branded wipes have specific uses for children ailments – from Fever-eez to Ouch-eez. Keep a fresh supply on hand. You never know when you may need a wipe or two.