The Most Common Places To Get Sick

Where do you think you’re most likely to get sick?  Check out the following list to find out where you should proceed with caution and take extra care to clean your hands after visiting.

Your Work Keyboard


Your keyboard carries so many germs, more than the toilet seats do at work!  Make a habit of keeping disinfectant wipes at your desk and cleaning your keyboard with them at least once a day.  Also, try not to eat at your desk because fallen food particles can contribute to bacteria.

Office Refrigerator

Did you know that there is a great deal of bacteria in your office’s refrigerator?  Think about it; anything that spills or leaks can cause bacteria.  This spreads around and can make you sick. The fridge door can be spreading germs like wildfire.  So make sure to wash your hands before eating.

Public Restrooms

The thought of public restrooms is enough to make most people gag.  So it isn’t too much of a surprise that they are dirty and can make you sick.  And get this – according to a study done by the University of Colorado, 19 groups of bacteria were found in public restrooms, including one linked to the bug that contains antibiotic-resistant infections!  

Hand Dryers

Did you know that hand dryers can increase the amount of bacteria on your skin by up to 45 perfect?  Eek! So it is advised to use clean paper towels after washing your hands and to open the bathroom door with one when leaving.


A study found that every key on an ATM has an average of 1,200 germs on it, including E. coli and the cold and flu viruses.  Gross!  So wash your hand after touching an ATM’s keys.

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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