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Germs. They're gross, too-small-to-see microbes that spread infection and disease. And guess what: They'reeverywhere. But just because these things are all over the place doesn't mean you can't take some action against them. Check out these seven tips to keep germs far, far away from you:
Yuck: Only five percent of people wash their hands the right way after they use the bathroom, according to a recent study published in theJournal of Environmental Health. Lather up ASAP with soap and water for about 20 seconds. And don't forget to take these same precautions after you've handled raw food, sneezed into your hands, or touched anything particularly germy.
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When a sink and suds aren't readily available, this is an acceptable backup plan. While it doesn't fully remove all bacteria, alcohol-based formulas can kill enough bacteria to keep your hands clean in a pinch.
Plastic bottles tend to hold onto more bacteria than these hard-shell ones, says Donna Duberg, an assistant professor of Clinical Laboratory Science at Saint Louis University. Once it's empty, clean it using hot, soapy water to remove any germs that might be lingering.
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A handbag can contain more bacteria than the average toilet seat, according to a study from Initial Washroom Hygiene in the U.K. Clean your bag weekly, says Duberg. For leather ones, avoid bleach and alcohol and opt for a disinfectant wipe on the exterior and interior surfaces. Cloth purses can be thrown into the wash using cool water on a delicate cycle.
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