Friday, January 4, 2008

Healthy New Year, Part 5

Office Equipment

Office phones typically have more than 25,000 germs per square inch. Your desk, your keyboard, and your mouse aren't that much cleaner. (As she typed on her keyboard and cringed...) Phones, including cell phones, get coated with germs from your mouth and hands.

Ways to reduce the risk:

--Cleaning your desk, phone, and keyboard with a disinfecting wipe once in the middle of the day can rid yourself of 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses.

And one last tip I came up with on my own....

There are times when an individual must sit on a public toilet seat, no matter how much it grosses us out. Carry a small, purse-sized bottled of hand sanitizer in your purse. Place a generous amount of sanitizer on the toilet seat, then wipe it clean with toilet tissue. The alcohol in the sanitizer will kill lots of those "nasties" before you place your derriere in harm's way!

Anyone else have any healthy hints???


Hidden One said...

For when you don't have sanitizer...

Tear off 2 strips of toilet paper and place such that they cover the area of the toilet seat that one's rear will be in contact with. (Paranoid people may wish to put the toilet paper such that the 'inner' side is facing up.) Don't forget to flush the toilet paper at the end.

Better than nothing.

Mrs. Darling said...

Im all about keeping germs at bay! I cant stand the thought of all the germys that live on my skin! EEks!

Queeny said...

Ewwwww! I'm cleaning my office phone 2-day!!!