Wintertime … flu time! Aside from bothersome cold viruses that make everyone sniffle and sneeze, there are further nuisances in the air which we merrily send back and forth through constant contact with our fellow humans. Spoiler alert: After reading this text, you will probably think twice about greeting people with a handshake.
Besides contact with surfaces, handshakes are the main way of transmitting bacteria. The microscopically small single-cell organisms are practicallyomnipresent . They can trigger unpleasant smells, biofilm and material degeneration as well as sicknesses such as diarrhea or pneumonia. They multiply particularly fast in conditions of high humidity and in connection with textiles or plastic, for instance in kitchens and bathrooms. Regular hand-washing is therefore an absolute must! Nevertheless, it’s better to avoid shaking hands if you don’t want to transmit multitudes of bacteria.
Admittedly, it may look a bit strange if you start giving your friends or colleagues a jaunty wave from afar, even though you have every reason to. Diligent hand hygiene ((Link Sanitized® App App-Store)) is therefore crucial and will help you stay healthy even if you have frequent hand contact.
If you protect your kitchen utensils, surfaces and handles with Sanitized® hygiene function, you can successfully break the chain of bacterial multiplication in your home. Let’s shake on that!