Germs are a part of life—and they’re everywhere. The dry air associated with fall and winter also makes it easier for germs to spread and linger in the air. Here are some germ hot spots:
- Home—Remote controls, kitchen counters, bathroom fixtures and handles, sponges and toothbrush holders
- Workplace—Desktops, keyboard, mouse, chair armrests, writing tools, handles, switches and doorknobs
- School—Water fountains, doorknobs, desks and tables, shared school supplies, cafeterias and playgrounds
Hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, especially after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.