10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors

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Scientifically proven: cold and flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces for 8 hours (some of them even days). Have you ever thought about how many items you touch in a single day? According to a study, we touch our phones 2,617 times a day on average.

Yeah, it might sound crazy, but it’s true. And this counts only for our smartphones. Door handles, laptops, elevator buttons, air dryers, and so many more are usually touched in one day countless times. Just try to count what you touch in one hour! You’ll be surprised by the number.

Being aware of the things you touch every day can get you rid of many illnesses, so check them out!

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6 thoughts on “10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors”

  1. Suggestions: “knuckle” elevator buttons, use paper towels to grasp door knobs, and routinely wipe work spaces, wash hands after returning to your residence, and change bath towels at least twice a week.

  2. Suzanne Washburn

    I was surprised about the air dryers but understand why they are. I usually use my elbow to turn it on.

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