Ready to have the urge to wash your hands 400 times in the next six hours? Here’s a list of the five surfaces we touch every day that are totally and completely engulfed in germs. hey Purell, you should sponsor this!
#1.) PUBLIC MAGAZINES. Magazines in waiting rooms, on airplanes, and at libraries get passed around through tons of people’s unwashed hands. Plus, since they’ve got dry surfaces, bacteria like E. coli can survive on them for months.
#2.) OFFICE KEYBOARDS. Your keyboard generally has about five times more germs as a PUBLIC TOILET SEAT. The little gaps between the keys are the perfect place for bacteria to live and grow.
#3.) THE GYM. A study a few years back found bacteria that could cause the cold virus on 73% of weights and 51% of aerobic equipment at the gym. Wash your hands VIGOROUSLY after you work out.
#4.) SHOPPING CARTS. In 2006, a study by the University of Arizona found that two out of every three shopping cart handles were contaminated with FECAL BACTERIA.
#5.) SUBWAY POLES. Basically, any surface you touch on public transportation is completely covered in germs and bacteria. Of all the things on this list, these are the MOST infected surfaces of all.